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Post war to Cold war

This Aviation Museum has a unique collection of British aircraft from the "golden age" of British aircraft manufacture. From the end of WWII until the 1970's British aircraft designers produced some of the most innovative and advanced aircraft of the day. From post war to cold war, this museum clearly shows that timeline in aviation terms.

In this collection there are examples from the major manufacturers of this period.

Amongst the list are classic names, Avro, Hawker, Gloster, De Havilland, English Electric, Blackburn, Percival.

Opening times and entry cost information

We are open on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.


Winter opening times are 09:30 to 15:30* ends on 26 March 2017

Summer opening times are 09:30 to 16:30$ From 27 March 2017 to 30 Oct 2017

1Adults £7.50 each, Children 5-14 £2.50 each, under fives no charge

Events days will have different rates depending upon the type of event and who is running it.

Visits for groups etc outside of these times may be arranged, please contact the museum for details

Event on the 4th of March 2017


*** Subject to weather, go/no go decision will be made as close to the event as possible. ***

*** Only the cockpit tours are ticket only, entrance to the event is simply pay on entry. ***

Ex RSAF EE Lightning F53-671, will be available to view running at a special event on the 4th of March at 13:00, Gatwick Aviation Museum. This will be the first public runs for 671 to celebrate its rebuild. 671 is the only live, running and serviceable F53 type Lightning in the world, so please come and see her!

Likely timetable for the day and additional information.

09.15 Doors open to the public
9.30 – 11.30 Lightning will be accessible by the public for close up photos etc. Chaperoned cockpit tours will be available at this time for £5.00 (more info via this link)
12.00 – 12.15 Public address will be made about the run time and a short talk on the role of the aircraft etc.
13.00 Engine start
13.10-15 Finish run
13.30 Start to prepare the aircraft to move back into the Hangar.
14:00 – 15.00 Session 2 of chaperoned cockpit tours.(more info via this link)
15.30 Museum closes.


As this is an event day the normal entrance charges are suspended. For this event the entry charge will be £10 for adults and £2.50 for children from ages 5-14 (No charge for under fives). We apologise if you have come just to visit the museum but due to administrative difficulties we have to charge the event price.

We suggest you may wish to bring something to protect your ears, however, we do have 400 3M ear plugs for the day that will be readily available to the public for a donation.

*** Subject to weather, go/no go decision will be made as close to the event as possible. ***

Gatwick Aviation Museum
Lowfield Heath Road

Telephone Number (GAM): 01293 862417
Email address:


We are still very interested in anyone who can volunteer to run the museum, especially at the weekends. If you can offer even a few hours we would love to talk to you. Contact details below.


Contact Information

Telephone Number (GAM)01293 862417


For all enquires about the availability of industrial units, please use either the Tel No. or email shown below.

Tel Number (PG Vallance Ltd)01293 862915


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*last entry 15:00.

$last entry 16:00.

1This is treated as a donation and is the suggested amount(s)