‘Fun For The Whole Family’
Museum is now Open To Visitors
The museum is delighted to announce that it has now re-opened for visitors. Please be aware that from the 8th August 2020 following government Covid-19 guidelines face masks are compulsory when visiting and certain exhibits will have limited access and a one way system will be in place for both the safety of our volunteers and visitors alike. We also request that all visitors pay by card/contactless whenever possible.
We are open on Friday, Saturday and Sundays throughout the year.
Please note summer opening hours are now in operation.
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, click HERE to download an application form.
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.
OPEN COCKPIT DAY Sat October 3rd – Tickets are now Available for this date. Click HERE for More information and booking. Please note only pre-booked tickets are available for this event.
Our new building is currently progressing nicely and is virtually finished giving us new workshop facilities and allowing us to provide conference and meeting rooms for private bookings or parties. Due to Covid-19 opening of conference and meeting facilities have been delayed but if these facilities would be of interest to you then please do let us know via our contact us page.
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.
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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.