'The Crown' filmed at Brooklands Museum
Brooklands Museum’s Concorde features in two episodes from the fourth season of the critically-acclaimed Netflix series, The Crown, airing from 15th November 2020.
Filming completed earlier this year in March, and took place on board, and outside the Brooklands Concorde, recreating Princess Diana’s first official trip from Heathrow to New York in 1989, without Prince Charles.
The Brooklands Concorde G-BBDG, Weybridge Surrey.
Princess Diana, played by Emma Corrin, is seen in one shot, boarding Concorde and waving to supporters, and taking her seat alone for the 3-hour supersonic flight across the Atlantic in another scene.
The scenes are from episode 9 and 10, which explore the mounting tensions in her marriage with HRH Prince Charles.
The drama which first aired in 2016, follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.
The Crown, Season 4 was released on Netflix on Sunday 15th November 2020.
Brooklands Museum is currently closed but will reopen after the second national lockdown in December.
Brooklands Museum has received the ‘Good to Go’ COVID-19 industry standard and consumer mark. Visitors must wear a face covering when visiting indoor spaces. Pre-booked tickets are available at brooklandsmuseum.com
About The Crown Season 4
As the 1970s are drawing to a close, Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and her family find themselves preoccupied with safeguarding the line of succession by securing an appropriate bride for Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor), who is still unmarried at 30. As the nation begins to feel the impact of divisive policies introduced by Britain’s first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson), tensions arise between her and the Queen which only grow worse as Thatcher leads the country into the Falklands War, generating conflict within the Commonwealth. While Charles’ romance with a young Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) provides a much-needed fairytale to unite the British people, behind closed doors, the Royal family is becoming increasingly divided.
About Brooklands Museum
Brooklands Museum is the largest museum in Surrey, occupying 32 acres on the site of the world’s first motor racing circuit, which opened in Weybridge, Surrey in 1907. It showcases the achievements of the pioneering men and women in motorsport and aviation since its creation. The famous Race Track and the huge aviation manufacturing factories made it a household name for much of the twentieth century.
Since opening as a public Museum in 1991 it has continued to grow its collection of aircraft, racing bikes and cars as well as opening the award-winning Brooklands Aircraft Factory and the only Concorde with public access in South East England. With displays in original buildings, motoring and aviation events and an extensive learning programme for schools and colleges, the past is brought to life again for over 185,000 visitors a year.
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