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Gatwick Aviation Museum

Closed Now: 09:30 - 16:30
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An interesting gem of a museum

Some unusual aircraft, and very enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff make this a fabulous place to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rochester, United Kingdom
The tour guides bring it to life

Plenty of parking. Modern hanger was warm on a cold day, up close to planes, bits of planes and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Some unusual aircraft, and very enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff make this a fabulous place to visit. Although not large, the museum is certainly full of interesting exhibits, and helpful staff are at hand to help with anecdotes and explanations. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 79allanh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty of parking. Modern hanger was warm on a cold day, up close to planes, bits of planes and interesting history of Gatwick inside. Half a dozen planes outside. The two Cold War aviators gave so much in information and enthusiasm. We got an excellent...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank coralier186
Reviewed 1 week ago

First trip visit today (& not the last , no-way!!) Really welcoming & friendly staff, all enthusiasts, nothing too much - we were really taken with the them all - a very good & interesting variety & to be shown around the Shacketon by an...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JoeH2186
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted with a warm welcome despite the freezing temperatures. All the volunteers are very knowledgeable and couldn’t be more helpful (assisting with my buggy) to our family with 2 small children. There are lots of planes in the main hangars and ex RAF...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank suziew987
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

I visited this museum with my 5 yr old twins, 3 yr old nephew and 11 year old 5 other adults. The staff (all volunteers) were helpful and attentive, keen to offer assistance and stories. The museum is both outside and inside and has a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joanna M
Reviewed 18 December 2018

A little gem of a museum. The exhibits are informative and interesting. The volunteers are magic, they share their enthusiasm and can ask most questions you ask. Brilliant

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

I’ve been here a few times with my children as my middle son wants to be a pilot when he grows up and loves anything to do with planes. The museum itself isn’t huge but has enough to keep my children entertained. They have a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Heidi130
Reviewed 24 November 2018

This is an amazing museum with both it's inside and outside exhibition of aircraft. The inside had various gems of aircraft in varying state of refurbishment. In addition as you walk in there is an exhibition of various airlines and the airport itself which was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Really impressive display, with passionate and knowledgeable staff. Really enjoyed the guided tour of the Shackleton, with first-hand recollections from an ex-RAF pilot. Well worth a few hours!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eddiep118
Reviewed 14 November 2018

After many years of waiting this Museum has finally come to fruition. With its new modern buildings the Aviation Enthusiasts can while away their time in marvellous surroundings. Its a great shame that the Founder was not alive to see the fruits of his labours/...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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16 December 2018|
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Response from Brian J | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know, have you been on their website?
29 August 2018|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Car parking is free and plentiful.... check opening hours as limited....
9 June 2018|
Response from Malcolm W |
Taxi from Gatwick Airport to Gatwick Aviation Museum 6 min One-Way from: £10 - £13