‘Fun For The Whole Family’
We are open on Friday, Saturday and Sundays throughout the year.
Summer opening times (April – October inc)
09:30 to 17:00; last entry 16:00.
Winter opening times (November – March inc)
09:30 to 16:00; last entry 15:00.
Children (5-14) £2.50
Under 5 Free
Unlimited entry annual memberships are available, please contact the museum for details.
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, although any donation offered is gratefully received.
Uncover the aircraft from 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.
Among the list are classic names such as Avro, Hawker, Gloster, De Havilland, English Electric, Blackburn and Percival.
Due to the recent sale of land to Gatwick Airport Limited the “viewing area” is no longer available to observe the activities at the airport. Once the airport complete any works associated with this land we will try to re-instigate a new viewing area. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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If you are travelling by road then follow the A23 towards Gatwick until you see signs for Charlwood Village. For satellite navigation our postcode is RH6 0BT.
If travelling by bus then a local timetable can be viewed HERE.
Taxis are available from all local train stations including Gatwick airport and most local companies know exactly where we are.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Dogs Allowed at the museum?
Dogs are welcome at the museum but must be kept under control at all times and on a lead within the museum building. Please ensure you clean up after your dog.
What about scouts or educational visits?
Visits for groups etc outside of standard opening times may be arranged, please contact the museum for details. We do not ask for a donation from youth and education groups, although any donation offered is gratefully received.
Can i bring a group or make a party booking?
Visits for groups etc outside of our standard opening times may be arranged, please contact the museum for details. We do not ask for a donation from youth and education groups, although any donation offered is gratefully received.
is there a cafeteria on site?
At present our catering facilities are limited but a selection of hot drinks, snackbars and ice-creams are available from our shop.