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The Shuttleworth Collection

Old Warden Aerodrome | Bedfordshire, Biggleswade SG18 9ER, England
+44 1767 627927
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I regularly visit the Shuttleworth Collection and the other attractions at Old Warden. The... read more

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Meharibear
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Bristol
The Swiss Garden

We visited the Shuttleworth Collection not for the aircraft but to see the Swiss Garden. It claims... read more

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Started by Richard Shuttleworth, who collectected some of the exhibits still here, The Shuttleworth Collection is home to the best collection of genuine WWI aircraft that all still fly in Europe, alongside over historic aircraft from 1909 to the 1950s. The Collection includes the oldest aircraft still flying - the 1909 Blériot. Also, the oldest airworthy British aircraft 1912 Blackburn Monoplane, the 1934 race winning DH88 Comet, record breaking 1936 Mew Gull, 1938 special ops Westland Lysander and many more. Vintage vehicles including a steam locomobile and early buses, cycles and motorcycles are also part of The Collection. Shuttleworth is based at an aerodrome with a grass runway, PPR required but there are no landing fees and aviation fuel available at self-service pumps. It's just off the A1 at Biggleswade with free parking, on-site Play Area, restaurant and adjacent Swiss Garden, and a period Mansion (open event days). May to October it is a top class vintage airshow venue.
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Old Warden Aerodrome | Bedfordshire, Biggleswade SG18 9ER, England
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+44 1767 627927
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Reviewed yesterday

I regularly visit the Shuttleworth Collection and the other attractions at Old Warden. The aircraft museum is well worth a long trip in its own right having some of the oldest surviving aircraft in the world - Some over 110 years old. What is more,...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Shuttleworth Collection not for the aircraft but to see the Swiss Garden. It claims to be the only complete Regency landscape in the UK and is certainly very interesting. There are many buildings, artefacts and structures within the garden and plenty of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful, relaxing, brilliant. Shuttleworth flies old and up to date aircraft, facilities and staff brilliant

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shuttleworth Site is actually quite beautiful . Wonderful open areas and a terrific play area for young children. The collection is interesting and well presented. Sadly and despite several visits 'to give it another chance' the Café badly lets down the whole operation. It...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice warm early June day (3 June 2018) and a visit to the Fly NavyAir Display, allow plenty of time to visit the hangers as you can see a wide selection of aircraft and vehicles including Little Nelly from the James Bond Film...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe meal was basic, ordinary nothing fancy, take away style with lots of indoor and outdoor seating, but plenty. We had Ham eggs and chips and a cuppa. Just right before entering the Shuttleworth Collection; 7 hangers full of the most fantastic historical aircraft and...More

Thank HBHRobina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a shame as this is only let down by the café with a poor selection of cold food that should be hot and even poorer service

Thank martin b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Twelve Jaguar Enthusiasts Club members visited the collection. Unfortunately, we couldn't visit the Swiss Garden as there was a Wedding Party there. The guide gave us a 2 hour talk and guided walk around the collections aircraft and workshops. Excellent, well worth the entry fee...More

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of air events going on - a restaurant which serves great food and great prices recommend great for families

1  Thank Matthew R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

‪Great evening at Shuttleworth yesterday. Couldn’t have asked for more perfect flying conditions. Great to see the 1910 Depardussin and 1910 Avro Triplane as used in the film Those Magnificent Men in their flying machines. Commentators did a great job. Sound was crystal clear. ‬Lovely...More

Thank Graham D
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Taylor S
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Travel Editions run tours to The Collection.
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2 April 2017|
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Details of our restaurant ca be found on our website under restaurant.
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