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Great history and architecture from the golden age of aviation.

It was a dull day, so we decided to visit somewhere fairly local. We had previously seen a tweet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Windmill_Man_EG
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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It was a fascinating visit. It was great to come across something so important in aviation history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hilary L
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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
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Purley Way | Airport House, Croydon CR0 0XZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a dull day, so we decided to visit somewhere fairly local. We had previously seen a tweet about Croydon Airport Visitor Centre being open that day (first Sunday of the month) and, not having been there before, we decided to give it a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a fascinating visit. It was great to come across something so important in aviation history yet so little known about though the stars would have been there once. We went to the Airport Hotel restaurant for lunch. A good experience.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Hilary L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting insight into London first airport, guided by the enthusiastic volunteers of the Croydon Airport Society. Enormous amount of memorabilia from the airport's origins, through to wartime history and the final flight in Sept 1959.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Open on the first Sunday of each month is the original control tower at Croydon airport. With the help of a volunteer workforce a guide will take you around the inside and out of the control tower which includes a museum. Upto 2 hours on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barry C
Reviewed March 9, 2019

This place is only open the first Sunday of the month - put it in your diary like we did! So interesting, fantastic volunteer guides, setting off in small group tours all the time so you really don't have to wait. The building and memorabilia...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

Croydon Airport was THE LONDON AIRPORT but is now largely forgotten. The guided tour takes in the history and beautiful architecture as well as offering some hands on exhibits for the youngsters. The guides are knowledgable and super friendly, and it’s a really laid back...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to visit. We attended yesterday by prior arrangement and brought 38 8- 10 year old Cubs Scouts. The volunteers are really knowledgeable and the trip was very well organised. They pitched the tour at the correct level to keep them...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019

The tour is quite interesting. They explain everything how the airport worked when it first opened etc.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Daydream50072
Reviewed February 4, 2019

Great free visit with a guided tour of the airport building and control tower. This lovely visit is taking place every first Sunday of the month. All guides were volunteers and certainly worth a donation of £5 although this was not obligatory. Parking is free...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NickAdua
Reviewed February 4, 2019

excellent free visit with a guided tour of the airport building and control tower to see the now long vanished days of early passenger aviation. Our guide Paul was full of anecdotes and gave interesting facts on the airport and types of planes in use...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Tourist66580446400
April 2, 2019|
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Response from CroydonAirport | Property representative |
Thanks for the enquiry. Waddon Station is now under Southern Rail. HTH
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magwats
June 12, 2018|
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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
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