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Gatwick Aviation Museum

Vallance By-Ways | Lowfield Heath Road, Charlwood, Horley RH6 0BT, England
+44 1293 862915
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Wonderful Display of the History of Gatwick Airport

Great display of the history of Gatwick. Easy to tour and friendly staff. Only a short, few minute... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EJ D
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NEW SMYRNA BEACH
Great way to spend a few hours!

We visited the museum as 2 families with children aged 2, 4, 12 and 14. The age differences meant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Holly A
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Vallance By-Ways | Lowfield Heath Road, Charlwood, Horley RH6 0BT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great display of the history of Gatwick. Easy to tour and friendly staff. Only a short, few minute drive from Gatwick terminals. If you are an airplane buff, you can even watch the comings and goings of the airplanes from a front row seat while...More

Thank EJ D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the museum as 2 families with children aged 2, 4, 12 and 14. The age differences meant we had a real tough time finding indoor entertainment on a rainy day to suit all of the children. The Aviation Museum was perfect! The younger...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Candidly, going to another museum was not overly appealing to me at first. Additionally, the weather was very typical for London and that it was raining and cold all day. However, once we arrived at the Gatwick aviation museum all of the volunteer tour guides...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Had heard great things about this museum and after following them on Facebook found out about their Shackleton tours and engine runs. Arrived early and we were taken straight onto the Shackleton by and ex-crew member who was incredibly informative as tour guide. Made the...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Interesting, nostalgic and well presented. The new hangar is a great addition. Hopefully new aircraft will be added.

Thank Brian J
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this little gem after superb breakfast and now lunch at The Charlwood. Had tour of the Shackleton, which was incredibly informative as tour guide was ex Shackleton aircrew, living history with a personal touch. Will explore more of museum and watch Shackleton engines...More

Thank Clive G
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I have been meaning to visit for a long time, having seen the planes every time I go on holiday from Gatwick. Today was the day... A friendly greeting from obviously genuine enthusiasts on arrival, which puts you in s good mood. Spent an hour...More

Thank bikeyspice
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent aviation museum with 1950s military aircraft, restored and work in progress. Very pleasant hanger with natural light. No Cafe but you can get tea and coffee and a chocolate bar but good picnic area and a great Gatwick Viewing point, a real bonus. In...More

Thank Julian L
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I love this place and so do my little boys, it’s so good that the kids can climb all over the planes, I’ve came here once back in the mid 90’s, love the bomber. just be careful as obviously planes were not designed for 4...More

Thank DimeBagDazza
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This museum was really interesting and informative. There were some old planes and a section on Gatwick Airport and it’s history

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Sharon D
9 June 2018|
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Taxi from Gatwick Airport to Gatwick Aviation Museum 6 min One-Way from: £10 - £13
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Michael M
21 April 2018|
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Response from Richard W |
yes they are as long as they are under control
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Idan M
22 October 2017|
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Response from kitchen57 | Reviewed this property |
We went by car. Not sure if there is any public transport in the area. The museum might have some advice if you ring them.
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