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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 16:00; last entry 15:30

Summer opening times (from 30/03/18) 09:30 to 16:30; last entry 16:00.

We are open all four days of the Easter holidays

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

Events days may 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. We do not ask for a donation from youth and education groups.

Saturday the 24th of March is an Event day and the following entry prices are applicable.

Adult £15, Child (5-14) £2.50, Couple £25, Family (2 adults x 3 children) £30.

No pre-booking is necessary, simply pay on entry on the day. (All cards accepted)

Additional Information

The museum will open at 09:00 and close at 16:00

Start times:

13:00 Lightning

14:30 Shackleton

Both Lightning and Buccaneer cockpits will be open; more info below.

Lightning Cockpit info

Buccaneer cockpit info

Usual conditions apply, aircraft may not be serviceable and the weather must be clement. Should it be necessary to cancel due to unserviceability or poor weather, as much notice will be given as possible. The announcement will be made here and on the facebook page. No advance tickets are needed, just pay on entry on the day.

Catering on the day by DW catering and bars

Gatwick Aviation Museum
Lowfield Heath Road

A couple of pictures from Saturday 5th of August run day. (Copyright Gavin Hoey)


Contact Information

Telephone Number (GAM)01293 862417



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$last entry 15:30.

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