The Silverstone Experience will open its doors to the public on 9 July 2019, just days before the Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix 2019. The new visitor attraction offers motorsport fans an interactive 2.5 hour journey through the past, present and future of British motor racing.
Sally Reynolds, CEO of the Silverstone Heritage Limited charity, says: “After seven years of hard work we are tremendously excited to announce that we will open the doors of The Silverstone Experience to the public on 9 July. It is a perfect time to unveil our family attraction: the Home of British Motor Racing will be buzzing during the build up to the Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix 2019.
“We can’t wait to see the hangar filled with families and motorsport fans who will be able to climb into a grand prix car, practice their skills as an RAF pilot and sit in the village pub! We know they are going to be bowled over by all the interactive exhibits and thrilled by our surprise immersive end show.”
The £20million project has seen the rescue and refurbishment of a Second World War Wellington Bomber Hangar at the entrance to Silverstone Circuit. A grant of £9.1million was awarded to the initiative by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, which has praised its unique and inspiring blend of sport, science and history.
Peter Luff, National Lottery Heritage Fund chair, adds: “The National Lottery Heritage Fund has an incredible track record when it comes to funding projects that will inspire future generations of engineers and scientists across the UK. We’re delighted that our funding for The Silverstone Experience will continue to do just that, whilst also highlighting some of the incredible feats in British motorsporting heritage that this iconic venue is home to.”