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The Shuttleworth Collection

Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade SG18 9ER, England
+44 1767 627927
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Amazing air show but..

No dogs or pop up tents said the advertising blurb that no one read.. At £33 advance ticket £42 on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
debholmes23
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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Excellent Day Out

This is a cracking Day out, we called here on our way home to Sheffield from a London city break... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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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Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade SG18 9ER, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No dogs or pop up tents said the advertising blurb that no one read.. At £33 advance ticket £42 on the gate, it wasn't a cheap day out but we had high hopes and wasn't disappointed by the display, the highlight being Mark and his...More

Thank debholmes23
Reviewed yesterday

This is a cracking Day out, we called here on our way home to Sheffield from a London city break and throughly enjoyed ourselves. Theres lots to see and do, with aircraft from before WW1 to just into WW2 it was nice to see these...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited in June with our granddaughter. Great collection of aircraft and motor vehicles. Following which have a snack or a meal in the restaurant. Outside you may even be able to see light aircraft taking off / landing

Thank Lambo66
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely way to spend a lazy afternoon... Beautiful and balmy English day worth 20£ per couple entry fee. Interesting collection love old aircraft memorabilia! Highly recommend a visit to Shuttleworth.

Thank Georgialynn D
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were here for an Edwardian air and car show, and although the edwardian planes never came out as it was too windy, there were loads of other planes flying, you could go into the hangars and see the planes and projects in progress, and...More

Thank Louise090
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good sized museum with beautifully preserved aircraft in 6 hangers. Mostly pre WWII. Good viewing areas and lots to read. Also a small selection of old fashioned vehicles and motorcycles. Little Nellie from You Only Live Twice here too. Workshop section shows off a Spitfire...More

Thank goodguyjas
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't wait to return and soak up more of the fascinating history of flight, my favourite section was about the lady pilots who ferried the planes from the factories to the squadron bases. This is a must lots to see. We witnessed a WW2...More

2  Thank Ray B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden airfield near Biggleswade is one of the oldest established aviation museums and specialises in prewar aircraft, with some even predating the First World War. Nearly all are maintained in airworthy condition and are carefully flown during the regular public...More

2  Thank Ruth5757
Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't read a bad review of this place & I am in complete agreement. Went with a party of 21 people. We had a full tour of all the hangars led by a most knowledgeable & enthusiastic old tour guide (possibly younger than me) !...More

2  Thank BigBrian_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have attended these shows many times. They are always well organized, popular with visitors that particularly like propeller driven aircraft. The commentator is incredibly knowledge, engaging, entertaining, etc. The collection is both unique a extraordinary. Groups come with a picnic as a fantastic day...More

2  Thank annonymus800
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Taylor S
June 10, 2017|
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Response from VHVanBC | Reviewed this property |
I dont think so, I did see a coach with some seniors but who arranged it I have no idea, I am sure the museum would give you any info on who arranges regular coach tours and from where
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JenniferMay G
April 1, 2017|
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Response from Mark R | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but if you visit the website I'm sure the opening time and days are there .
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