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The Shuttleworth Collection

Address: Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade SG18 9EP, England
Phone Number: +44 1767 627927
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Specialty Museums, Museums, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Pay a visit to Shuttleworth in Old Warden and you will have a day out to remember. Shuttleworth...
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Type: Gardens, Specialty Museums, Museums, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Pay a visit to Shuttleworth in Old Warden and you will have a day out to remember. Shuttleworth houses a unique flying collection showcasing the first one hundred years of flight. Illustrating the history of flight from the early 1900s to the 1950s, you will see how the aeroplane operated in the pioneering years, was rapidly developed during World War I, was used for sport, pleasure and business in the 1920s and 30s and once again became a fighting machine in World War II. You can see fascinating examples ofaircraft ranging from the 1909 Bleriot XI to Supermarine Spitfire and the Hawker Sea Hurricane. Then you can explore one of England's most delightful (and unknown) historic gardens, the Swiss Garden, created in the 19th century, when an interest in ornamental gardening and picturesque architecture first came together. The Shuttleworth Visitor Centre is a great place to pick up some fantastic gifts, or just relax with a cup of tea and a spot of lunch in the restaurant overlooking the airfield.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Spend there day for DAD`s Birthday Good place for airplane and war funs. Plenty of airplanes to see. We even get free cup of tea in restaurant,

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Croxley Green
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I have been here today and thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The exhibits and display area were very well presented. The gift shop was fairly priced and the restaurant provided an ample selection of food and drinks. I would recommend a visit here as the entrance fee I paid today was £10.00, excellent value for money !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Really interesting if you like historical planes, a very good cafe, fish and chips great. Very young children's play area. Some days there is flying days .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Took my dad here for his birthday, we had a great day, the collection is superb, getting up close to history is amazing, booked to see an air show next month as well, the cafe was also very nice for our lunch afterwards

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went here over Christmas as a part of my Dad's present and we had a great day out. Great collection of planes. My dad seemed to really enjoy it and I enjoyed taking photograph of these wonderful machines. Would recommend. Not much to say as I am not an aviation enthusiast. I really went for my Dad and to... More 

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Middle England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Dropped in last week as we were in the area, and have always wanted to see them. One of the hangers was closed when we visited, so I guess there is usually more room between the planes. Amazing to think that all of them are airworthy, even the oldest ones that look like paper and balsa wood. Probably best to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We live not to far away, so we pop along to the park in the site of the collection alot. The park has lots of great sections and good for young kids. The shuttelworth collection however although fantastically kept, and probably amazingly interesting is definitely not for young children . But visit on a sunny day and your pretty much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Spent a fantastic few hours at this museum. Far more to see than you might expect and definitely worth a visit if you have even the remotest interest in aviation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

What an interesting display and very educational for my grasndchildren aged 13 and 14. Well presented. Didn't dislike anything. Would go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

When we meet at the flying field,some of the members have lunch it goes without saying. The menu is varied & tasty, offering full meals & snacks both meat & vegetarian, soft drinks,hot drinks & desserts, the staff always helpful & polite, the price fair.

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