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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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Unexpected gem of a museum.

We so enjoyed our visit, staff were very friendly, and took us on a fantastic trip around the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MarkyCr2
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Croydon, United Kingdom
Great day, good value for money and so interesting

I had a wonderful day, the history of Gatwick Airport is very interesting as are all the old... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Suzi R
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Caterham, United Kingdom
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Vallance By-Ways | Lowfield Heath Road, Charlwood, Horley RH6 0BT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We so enjoyed our visit, staff were very friendly, and took us on a fantastic trip around the Shackleton, and brought the whole thing to life, with his insight and experiences of time served on these planes. Only hope they can add to this little...More

Thank MarkyCr2
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I had a wonderful day, the history of Gatwick Airport is very interesting as are all the old aircraft. Spend an amazing hour on and around the Shackleton with former pilot Mike, who told some great stories of his time flying these. I could have...More

1  Thank Suzi R
WR982, Public Relations Manager at Gatwick Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Suzi, great to hear you had a good day out. Mike has many Shackleton stories - you can expect a different one with each visit! We will soon be investing in more facilities at the runway viewing area, at the bottom of our nature trail....More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and the volunteers were really friendly and helpful It is interesting to read and look at the pictures of the development of Gatwick from it's origins as a horse racing venue There are some interesting aircraft in various stages of restoration...More

2  Thank Orcaorca
WR982, Public Relations Manager at Gatwick Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback. We sometimes have to restrict access to the Shackleton whilst we undertake maintenance on it. It has been there for a long time with 1,000s of visitors, so we do spruce it up from time to time -...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

My husband and son and grandson all went along for a visit and had a very enjoyable day both the adults want to go back again very soon, a added extra was a picnic watching the planes coming and going which pleased the little man...More

Thank jennifersmith255
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Looking for somewhere to visit we decided to go to the Gatwick air Museum. staffed by volunteers i must mention NEV the NAV who was our guide around the Shackleton.he's a bit of living history and such a nice guy.also what he doesn't know about...More

2  Thank steveroszoerowell
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Living in Horley, we had heard about this place but only just visited. Brilliant afternoon out with our toddler. Nev who does the tour of the Shackleton was absolutely brilliant and brought the plane to life. Friendly volunteers, full of knowledge and enthusiasm. Lots of...More

1  Thank Victoria H
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Lived in Charlwood and the area for decades but this was my first visit to the Museum. Went with my son as part of a Scout visit. Really interesting museum, accompanied by a very informative guide and then left to roam. Some great exhibits and...More

1  Thank Chris P
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing visit to the museum, lots to see both inside and out. Runway viewing is great for little ones

1  Thank Nick D
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Brilliantly presented aviation museum dedicated to Gatwick and many well known (and a few not so well known) aircraft of the post WW2 era. Took our two young grand children and they enjoyed themselves in the cockpit of the light aircraft just inside the well...More

1  Thank CruiseInvestor
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great little musem with a nice selection of 50s and 60s british jet aircraft. Its £5 entry which is very reasonable with free parking. There is a good collection of engines to see as well as other aviation artifacts. They have a...More

1  Thank Nick G
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