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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: Specialty museums, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Museums
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: Specialty museums, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Museums
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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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Selby, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Just come back from this museum. The museum contains exhibits of propellor powered aeroplanes and models of same, together with ephemera, and some vintage cars and motorbikes. The hangers containing the exhibits are cold this time of year which is to be expected for museums of this type. However, the gift shop and restaurant are kept warm. However, entrance prices... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great vehicles, 4 and 2 wheeled as well as planes! Wheelchair users take a 'pusher' if you haven't got very strong arms. There are steep but short slopes between hangars. The restaurant is good for a meal, snack or cuppa too.

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Brilliant day out for both Adults & children of all ages. Have taken grandchildren on more than one occasion.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Excellant collection of old planes, cars and bikes. Shame we went on such a cold day, defintly wil go back in warmer weather and experience the gardens too. Lovely warm cafe with good selection o home made food.

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Jimbaran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The Shuttleworth Collection preserves historic aircraft which are maintained in flying condition. There is a vast quantity of important information and historical photographs from the era of World War I. A wonderful display of aircraft all superbly maintained and displayed. Richard Shuttleworth was successful in motor racing as well as flying and his personal transport, an M.G. TA is on... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Visited on Sunday. Welcoming staff and very well presented gift shop. A lot more planes than I had initially thought, good display cabinets and interesting pictures and information. To be able to see the workshop was very good. Value for money, under 16s free with full paying adult and we received a free hot drink with the entrance fee which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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Biggleswade
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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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