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Gatwick Aviation Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Finally Its Here

After many years of waiting this Museum has finally come to fruition. With its new modern buildings... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
What a lovely place

We have been driving past this place for years and always meaning to stop for a look and today we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Crawley, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 May 2012

This small private museum needs all the support you can give. A wonderful display of aircraft in the open air, so you can get up really close to study, take pictures. The great surprise is when you go into the sheds and see the collection...More

5  Thank C4more
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Strange little place, a haphazard collection of aircraft that frankly have nothing to do with Gatwick Airport (European military craft?) Obviously a private collectors collection that has been taken on by a bunch of nutters. Looks to be housed in old chicken sheds, difficult to...More

8  Thank welshiesgirl
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After many years of waiting this Museum has finally come to fruition. With its new modern buildings the Aviation Enthusiasts can while away their time in marvellous surroundings. Its a great shame that the Founder was not alive to see the fruits of his labours/...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been driving past this place for years and always meaning to stop for a look and today we finally did. This place is a real hidden gem, the staff are lovely and have so much knowledge of Gatwick and the aircrafts and there...More

Thank mikeallen21
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

The trip is made, without any doubt, by Tony and his tour, and stories, of life on the Shackleton. So make sure in advance he’ll be volunteering that day - usually Sunday - and that they’ll open up the Shack. I enjoyed the Gatwick history,...More

1  Thank fairycake73
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Was looking for something to do with my two girls over the weekend. Went to the emergency service day and they had a blast. £5.00 donation for the car park I think is more than reasonable. Fire, police and ambulances all on show as well...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Lived near here for many years but never visited until today for their open day. Whilst not the biggest museum, a very good museum and a well organised open day with loads of local support with stalls and exhibits including from the airport itself. A...More

Thank andypbentley
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I have been meaning to visit this museum for ages and yesterday got the chance, and what a pleasant surprise to find a place a little off the beaten track but staffed by enthusiastic volunteers who actively engage with and welcome visitors. It's rather an...More

Thank Mike340
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Its alittle of the beaten track but well worth it. You can see that the hosts are in it for the love and nothing else. Lovely to see old commerical and Air force memobilia. Theres an old navigator there who was a wealth of knowledge....More

2  Thank dropsides
Reviewed 26 August 2018

A 4- and a 6-year old can have a short span of attention, and museums would not often rate highly for them, however this place is excellent and we spent more than than three hours there before their enthusiasm began to wane. The secret is...More

Thank tegnmin
Reviewed 14 August 2018

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
Reviewed 12 August 2018 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

1  Thank Holly A
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29 August 2018|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Car parking is free and plentiful.... check opening hours as limited....
9 June 2018|
Response from Malcolm W |
Taxi from Gatwick Airport to Gatwick Aviation Museum 6 min One-Way from: £10 - £13
Michael M
22 April 2018|
Response from Richard W |
yes they are as long as they are under control