Brooklands Museum

Discovering the past, inspiring the future

Concept Development /  Location Filming / Visual-FX / 3D Modelling / Large-scale AV / Sound Design / Sound-scape / Editing /Multi-touch programming / Encoding / Installation / Hardware Liaison

All created in-house


Brooklands Museum


Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA)



As part of a regeneration project to highlight Brooklands’ aviation heritage, AY-PE was appointed to design and produce 23 x media exhibits to explain the history of aircraft design and manufacture.

With interactives, archive films, soundscapes and more, AY-PE focussed on the end visitor experience – delivering immersive media to tell the story, whilst broadening audiences and inspiring a new generation of engineers, designers and makers. Winner of Museum & Heritage Permanent Exhibition of the Year Award 2018 and finalist for UK Art Fund Prize Award 2018.

Experience 01


AY-PE researched, treated, coloured, graded and added SFX to still and moving archive – to create an inspirational, entertaining film on  aircraft assembly evolution. Using 3D projection mapping and wall adaptation to improve viewing on corrugated walls, two dynamic large-scale films are projected across the hangar. 

Experience 02


‘Principles Of Flight’ – The aim of this interactive is to show how the principles of flight (eg lift, thrust, drag and weight), which drive aircraft design, work. A bright, animated visual which draws on the graphic scheme of the exhibition.


Experience 02


‘Design It: Civil Aircraft’ – This interactive enables visitors to design a civil aircraft. Working with civil aviation experts, this game is designed to reflect the technical possibilities available so the user has a greater understanding of engineering.


Experience 02


‘Design It: Military Aircraft’ – An interactive which enables visitors to design a military aircraft. Using stylised ‘Cold War’ iconography, the game has a memorable feeling of secrecy and subterfuge.


Experience 02


‘Design A Future Aircraft’ – A touch-screen interactive where visitors discover/ understand potential future flight components, draw them together in a design board and then launch their personalised craft into virtual airspace – displaying them proudly on the large screens in front.


Experience 03

Living Factory

Our diverse soundscape aids the visitor’s immersion in a ‘living factory’ – chatter around the clocking-in machine, industrious hammering, welding and more. Researching, designing, producing and balancing the atmosphere, our factory audio gives an authentic experience.

Experience 04

Audio Points

AY-PE produced the audio content for 10 different audio points around the museum. Developed from the museum’s archive of raw audio clips, AY-PE cleaned, edited and delivered informative yet easily-digestible source content across a wide range of topics including life in and outside of the flight shed, as well as personal stories through war and peace-time in the factory.

Experience 05

Archive AV

Various screens throughout the Hangar show workshop specific archive videos, footage and modern recordings. AY-PE treated, edited and subtitled the original pieces whilst also producing modern footage to show current day engineering practices at Brooklands and the timelapse movement of the Bellman Hangar itself.


Immersive, creative and people-focussed. It is astonishing in its risk-taking


- Museum & Heritage Awards: Permanent Exhibition of the Year 2018



Concept Development /  Location Filming / Visual-FX / 3D Modelling / Large-scale AV / Sound Design / Sound-scape / Editing /Multi-touch programming / Encoding / Installation / Hardware Liaison