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Croydon Airport Visitor Centre

Purley Way | Airport House, Croydon CR0 0XZ, England
+44 7779 681035
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Open London

Really nice visit and a wealth of information from the guides. So much history in the area I wasn't... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Excellent Visit

The tour guides are truly informative. Great for all ages. Very interesting! Easy entrance and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
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Croydon Airport Visitor Centre micro-museum- located in Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon CR0 0XZ. Open on the 1st Sunday of the month throughout the year. Special Open Days at other times- see website for details. Haley Sharpe designed and winner of a British Tourism Award, featuring interactive displays and storyboards. It tells the story of Britain's first major international airport through World War I, Imperial Airways and BOAC, record-breaking flights by the likes of Amy Johnson and other, the Battle of Britain and much, much more.
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Purley Way | Airport House, Croydon CR0 0XZ, England
+44 7779 681035
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really nice visit and a wealth of information from the guides. So much history in the area I wasn't aware of.

Thank Jwaspiteri
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tour guides are truly informative. Great for all ages. Very interesting! Easy entrance and activities for everyone!

Thank hiroshimaskan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Full of history and well worth a visit. Whilst there stop off at Cloud 9 (little cafe in the main foyer area). Meet the team who work there they are really friendly and their food is very good value.

Thank jeantE4936EE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating history of early flying led by an enthusiastic team of volunteers. Their knowledge and love of the subject is contagious! There is something for every member of the family, young or old. A jewel not to be missed.

Thank Issy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

London Croydon Airport was the UK’s international airport, the building is the first ever purpose built terminal building, it was designed so right there was no need for any adjustment. Free parking is available on site. The 119 and 289 bus route is right outside.

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really fascinating day out. To understand the significance of Croydon aerodrome in the planning and development of our modern airports. The volunteers are knowledgeable, helpful and so enthusiastic about the aerodrome. I took along some photos that my father had taken and they were...More

1  Thank GraphiteGoose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a very enjoyable time at the museum and were extremely impressed with the knowledge and dedication of the volunteers who "work" there. The history of the airport is fascinating and the artefacts on display make you realise just how air travel has evolved...More

Thank Debeembee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with a group of people. Very interesting and informative. Croydon should be very proud of its aviation history. The people that tell u all about it are all volunteers, so a big thank you to them. The photos and memorabilia are fab. Well...More

Thank juleli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fascinating insight into the early days of passenger aviation. Very much recommended, but do check for opening times. At time of writing, it is only open on the first Sunday of every month.

Thank Bob Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having heard about this place for several years, I finally had the first Sunday of the month free, so made my way over. You walk under a plane to get to the entrance, which was quite cool. Get inside, sign in and get a sticker,...More

Thank Deb F
CroydonAirport, Chairperson/ Lead Volunteer at Croydon Airport Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Deb F Thank you for coming along on Sunday and your feedback. We appreciate your considerations and are disappointed that we weren't able to give the visitor experience that we aim to achieve. We were very short of volunteers on the day which made...More

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Response from malcolm a | Reviewed this property |
far as I know it is still a donation entry is free. It is well worth seeing. Croydon could have been as was Heathrow!!!