Gatwick Aviation Museum

Gatwick Aviation Museum, Charlwood: Hours, Address, Gatwick Aviation Museum Reviews: 5/5

Gatwick Aviation Museum
5
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Wallingford, UK15 contributions
A wonderful place.
Oct 2020
This was our first time to the Gatwick Aviation Museum. My wife and I worked as cabin crew out of LGW for many years and didn't know this even existed!
Small but perfectly formed would be the phrase for the place. Well laid out and some great airctaft to get very close to, all with information to read about the specific aircraft you're looking at.
We took our two young boys and I have to say the staff were what made the experience so special. Jeff White took it upon himself to give us a personal tour! His knowledge was great and my boys were somewhat mesmerised by his enthusiasm! A lovely chap.
The history of Gatwick on the wall as you enter was my favourite, brought back some great memories.
Thank you Gatwick Aviation Museum for a lovely visit.
Written October 30, 2020
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Alex
Guildford, UK2 contributions
Brilliant museum
Oct 2020 • Friends
I’ve downloaded this app for the sole purpose of thanking them. Brilliant, informative and very welcoming. My friend and I went not knowing what to expect and they have a wonderful collection of interesting aircraft. The real magic is with the very qualified and generous tour guides. Our chap (sorry, forgot his name) had been RAF for 27 years and I’m fairly sure he knew all there is to know about how these things work and their historical significance. Would thoroughly recommend going and make sure you ask questions. We got a fairly impromptu physics lesson (which we asked for and really needed) and have come away richer for the experience. Well done to all involved. Thanks.
Written October 25, 2020
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Cesilia L
1 contribution
Amazing experience
Oct 2020 • Family
Wonderful experience for our family n excellent worth of spending time to explore the aircrafts with intriguing background in history. Thank you so much for Jeff who are so friendly and wholeheartedly to given us a wonderful tour and explained more in depth knowledge behind. We also have a unbelievable luck to have met Mark who has over 35 years of experience as a pilot. It’s a shame that we not allowed to visit inside the aircraft because of the Covid. But that also gives us a excuse to visit the museum again in future. We have learned a most precious lesson n definitely come back again.
Written October 20, 2020
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YannG
Crawley, UK25 contributions
A beautiful collection !
Oct 2020 • Friends
Fan of military planes, don't hesitate to come here ! This is a beautiful collection, planes are really well-maintained by passionated !
Written October 17, 2020
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Alan J
Surrey, UK74 contributions
Friendly museum with lots to see.
Jul 2020
As an aviation fan and WW2 studier I found the items along with detailed descriptions very useful to fill in some gaps in my knowledge. The staff were very friendly and informative, highly recommended.
Written October 17, 2020
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Claire R
2 contributions
Great for those interested in planes
Oct 2020 • Family
Great afternoon with our 8 year old grandson. Can’t believe this is on our doorstep and we never knew. Volunteers who showed us around were so knowledgeable and very patient with Matthews endless questions! Will definitely go back in the summer, apparently there’s even a picnic spot on the perimeter where you can watch the planes taking off and landing at Gatwick Airport. This place needs to publicise itself more.
Written October 9, 2020
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Dave Jacobs
Richmond, UK6 contributions
Engine Run Day Visit
Oct 2020 • Couples
This was our first ever visit to an Engine Run Day and it was amazing! The volunteers working here put on an amazing experience, despite cloudy drizzly weather.
Written October 4, 2020
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Frances L
Lewes, UK11 contributions
An interesting museum
Sep 2020
This is a very interesting place to visit, very close to Gatwick airport. We were in a small group and were able to socially distance easily. We were given a guided tour by Jeff, a very knowledgeable volunteer. He explain about the early days of Gatwick and answered all the questions we asked. The aircraft are post war up to the 50s. He made it interesting for the enthusiasts as well as those with less knowledge.
The facilities are good with tea and coffee as well as a small shop. Outside there is a picnic area with tables.
Written September 20, 2020
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John J
Lewes, UK48 contributions
A great place to visit
Sep 2020
This is a great place to visit and very near Gatwick, so it's easy to access.

We were given a guided tour by one of the museum volunteers and that was both a surprise and a bonus. [We kept to the rule of 6, as the are plenty of picnic tables outside.]

The museum holds most of the aircraft inside quite new buildings and there are lots of aircraft and engines to see, as well as some detailed history of Gatwick itself. The facilities are excellent, with light refreshments served and there's a souvenir shop. Easy parking.

There is a very enthusiastic team of volunteers and I would certainly recommend a visit if you have any interest in aircraft or aviation. you probably need a couple of hours to see it all, more if you are into detail.
Written September 18, 2020
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Nick V
Barbati, Greece2 contributions
A hidden gem, so much to see
Sep 2020
Brilliant collection of post war and cold war British built aeroplanes, built at a time when the UK had a thriving and innovative aeroplane design and construction industry, eg the Harrier jump jet, one of the many exhibits.
Also a fascinationg intro to Gatwick's early years. Our guide was Jeff White, thank you Jeff, for an informative and fun visit. Highly recommended!
Written September 18, 2020
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