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The Shuttleworth Collection

Old Warden Aerodrome | Bedfordshire, Biggleswade SG18 9EP, England
+44 1767 627927
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Flight from the beginning

An excellent range of exhibits, particularly aircraft, detailing the progress in flying since its... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JANDAV03
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Henlow, United Kingdom
Absolutely phenominal collection

The 2017 Airshow, although cut back owing to the weather, was still a fantastic day out. Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheBrowns_Oct_2017
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Sydney, Australia
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Started by Richard Shuttleworth, who collectected some of the exhibits still here, The Shuttleworth Collection is home to the best collection of genuine WWI aircraft that all still fly in Europe, alongside over historic aircraft from 1909 to the 1950s. The Collection includes the oldest aircraft still flying - the 1909 Blériot. Also, the oldest airworthy British aircraft 1912 Blackburn Monoplane, the 1934 race winning DH88 Comet, record breaking 1936 Mew Gull, 1938 special ops Westland Lysander and many more. Vintage vehicles including a steam locomobile and early buses, cycles and motorcycles are also part of The Collection. Shuttleworth is based at an aerodrome with a grass runway, PPR required but there are no landing fees and aviation fuel available at self-service pumps. It's just off the A1 at Biggleswade with free parking, on-site Play Area, restaurant and adjacent Swiss Garden, and a period Mansion (open event days). May to October it is a top class vintage airshow venue.
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“flying days” (37 reviews)
“flying display” (24 reviews)
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Old Warden Aerodrome | Bedfordshire, Biggleswade SG18 9EP, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An excellent range of exhibits, particularly aircraft, detailing the progress in flying since its conception. Watch out for details of Flying Days when numerous ancient and modern aircraft take to the air.

Thank JANDAV03
Reviewed 1 week ago

The 2017 Airshow, although cut back owing to the weather, was still a fantastic day out. Very friendly, huge amount of planes and vehicles to ogle at.

Thank TheBrowns_Oct_2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stay was appalling we attempted to turn the TV on and it fell into my arms, we wasn't told about the breakfast and being in the restaurant about 1k from the room my wife was on crutches at the time we also wasn't told...More

Thank Milkybar1987
Luke S, Public Relations Manager at The Shuttleworth Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry to hear that The House accommodation wasn't quite as expected. Your comments have been passed onto the team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well worth a visit plenty to see and all very interesting. also visited steam rally on site which was a bit disorganised and not really worth the entry fee.

Thank peter g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Modern day museums are becoming more interactive with touch and feel experiences. Let's be honest Shuttleworth is full of historic war planes so you are not going to be let loose on your choice of fighter plane. Having said that Shuttleworth engineers have rebuilt a...More

Thank mooney33
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were a group of walkers numbering 110. We were welcomed at the door by a dedicated and motivated manager who gave a good introduction to the history of the house, Shuttleworth family and park. We were allowed to tour the ground floor aided by...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We visited on the open day for the heritage weekend. We were treated to an excellent tour of the house and gardens. Really interesting to find out the history of the site and the work done for the recent restoration. The aircraft hangers are packed...More

Thank 461cherriec
Reviewed 8 September 2017

At £15 entry just to look around the collection, I thought is was a little excessive. Plenty of staff around but sadly they seemed to be very vague about any of the exhibits and with no knowledge of the aeroplanes at all. I was sad...More

Thank Inncomunicado V
Luke S, Public Relations Manager at The Shuttleworth Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry to hear you didn't find anyone who was able to talk to you about the exhibits. Our most knowledable staff (weekdays) are usually in the Engineering Workshop and are always happy to answer questions about any of the aircraft. Little Nellie is a welll...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Went to look around the gardens and decided to have a look at the collection if air craft is your thing then you will have a great time. It's not my thing but even so I found some of the exhibits very interesting.

Thank BAXTER1920
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

My first visit with a party of 12 friends. The venue was easy to find, with ample parking,spotless toilets (after 2 hours driving), bright shop and reception. The six hangers are all linked so no need to worry about the weather. The restaurant is very...More

Thank Doug A
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Taylor S
10 June 2017|
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Travel Editions run tours to The Collection.
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JenniferMay G
2 April 2017|
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Response from Luke S | Property representative |
Details of our restaurant ca be found on our website under restaurant.
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