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So interesting and very well presented

I went on a group led tour today (thank you Peter). Fascinating and opened my eyes to aspects of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Most interesting and informative

Overall, a detailed tour by knowledgeable guides, giving the history of The Croydon Airport. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sidney C
London, United Kingdom
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Croydon Airport Visitor Centre micro-museum- located in Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon CR0 0XZ. Open on the 1st Sunday of the month throughout the year. Special Open Days at other times- see website for details. Haley Sharpe designed and winner...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Purley Way | Airport House, Croydon CR0 0XZ, England
+44 7779 681035
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on a group led tour today (thank you Peter). Fascinating and opened my eyes to aspects of air travel I was not aware of. So much to see and beautifully presented. I will make a solo return visit to spend time studying the...More

Thank fuschia812
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall, a detailed tour by knowledgeable guides, giving the history of The Croydon Airport. The simulated flight was great fun. The exhibits were all very interesting.

Thank Sidney C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just went for a look around and discovered we could join a tour. It was brilliant with interesting facts and memorabilia. Also some footage to watch on a video. I love the old booking hall with original photos around the hall - not too...More

Thank gtomei
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This former airport hidden amongst out of town shopping outlets in Croydon is well worth a visit. The free guided tour was great. The guide provided a history of the building and the history of aviation. It's only open the first Sunday of the month,...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous day out it was. Full of information, about the first airport of Britain itself, aviation industry then, flight experiences of both travellers as well plane staff, earlier pilots, and aircrafts, what not. They open this now defunct airport to visitors on first...More

Thank Gagan G
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous place. Finally decided to go and wasn't let down. Norman our tour guide was fabulous and so much history . Shame it's only opened the day a month but well worth a visit. Tin cafe was closed it was heatwave season so...More

1  Thank fentilena
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

A hidden gem. Amazing learning about the international history of this little airport. Passionate and knowledgeable volunteers run the free visiting day once a month. Well organised. Thanks

Thank Helen K
Reviewed June 4, 2018

I visited here at the weekend with my wife following a tip-off from one of her work colleagues. Parking was ample, and we were warmly welcomed by the volunteers. Entry was free but a donation of £4 was suggested. There were plenty of posters and...More

2  Thank David C
Reviewed June 4, 2018

Lots of history about the role of Croydon airport in the first part of the 20th century and in the development of commercial air travel. The museum is housed in the first purpose built passenger terminal. Guides led tours of the building at regular intervals,...More

1  Thank Michael_L_King
Reviewed June 4, 2018

Fascinating history of early civil aviation for London pre WW2. Love all the old pictures of it in its heyday. Beautifully preserved building. Tour finishes in the Control Tower museum exhibits and recreated air traffic control office. Never knew so much happened there. Visiting open...More

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June 12, 2018|
Response from CroydonAirport | Property representative |
Hello. Thank you for your enquiry. The museum is located on the top two floors of the Control,Tower and also has a large display area on the ground floor of the main building. The ground floor has full disabled... More
March 6, 2018|
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Response from LoveTravelUKdotcom | Reviewed this property |
Nearest station is Waddon Station.