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Had heard great things about this museum and after following them on Facebook found out about their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nickpayne82
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Great museum

Interesting, nostalgic and well presented. The new hangar is a great addition. Hopefully new... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian J
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Horley, United Kingdom
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Vallance By-Ways | Lowfield Heath Road, Charlwood, Horley RH6 0BT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had heard great things about this museum and after following them on Facebook found out about their Shackleton tours and engine runs. Arrived early and we were taken straight onto the Shackleton by and ex-crew member who was incredibly informative as tour guide. Made the...More

Thank nickpayne82
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting, nostalgic and well presented. The new hangar is a great addition. Hopefully new aircraft will be added.

Thank Brian J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this little gem after superb breakfast and now lunch at The Charlwood. Had tour of the Shackleton, which was incredibly informative as tour guide was ex Shackleton aircrew, living history with a personal touch. Will explore more of museum and watch Shackleton engines...More

Thank Clive G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been meaning to visit for a long time, having seen the planes every time I go on holiday from Gatwick. Today was the day... A friendly greeting from obviously genuine enthusiasts on arrival, which puts you in s good mood. Spent an hour...More

Thank bikeyspice
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent aviation museum with 1950s military aircraft, restored and work in progress. Very pleasant hanger with natural light. No Cafe but you can get tea and coffee and a chocolate bar but good picnic area and a great Gatwick Viewing point, a real bonus. In...More

Thank Julian L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place and so do my little boys, it’s so good that the kids can climb all over the planes, I’ve came here once back in the mid 90’s, love the bomber. just be careful as obviously planes were not designed for 4...More

Thank DimeBagDazza
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was really interesting and informative. There were some old planes and a section on Gatwick Airport and it’s history

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Have attended their events regularly since the museum reopened a couple of years ago. The museum is very well organised and run by enthusiastic and approachable staff. Regular special events occur during the year, so check their website and Facebook page for details.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Great museum with many mainly 1950s planes and artifacts. Friendly staff who are mainly working on restorations themselves. They have located into a new covered building and lots to see especially for me the Lightning and DeHaviland venom. After you have seen all the inside...More

Thank Paul S
WR982, Public Relations Manager at Gatwick Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Paul, thanks for your review. With the weather (slowly) improving, as you say, it's a great time to make the most of our nature trail and make your way down to our viewing area - where we have seating and you can watch the Gatwick...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018

we visit the museum with our cub group and it a was an excellent experience the young people enjoyed the evening the team of volunteers were very knowledgeable and approachable. i am sure the cubs took on a lot of information and i know i...More

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WR982, Public Relations Manager at Gatwick Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

We are committed to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education, as one of the founding principles of our museum. As such, we always welcome youth group and school visits. If possible, please contact us in advance for group visits, and we can usually arrange...More

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Taxi from Gatwick Airport to Gatwick Aviation Museum 6 min One-Way from: £10 - £13
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Response from kitchen57 | Reviewed this property |
We went by car. Not sure if there is any public transport in the area. The museum might have some advice if you ring them.
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