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Address: Vallance By-Ways | Lowfield Heath Road, Charlwood, Horley RH6 0BT, England
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+44 1293 862915
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Fri - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Nick D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Thank Nick D
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 laid out hanger. Some aircraft are in the throws of being restored by the dedicated... More 

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Thank CruiseInvestor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 F53 English Electric Lightning with a serviceable engine which they will be running periodically for... More 

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Thank Nick G
Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've lived near charlwood for several years now. I've heard of the museum but never been until today. Wow, what a hidden gem this is! The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. Entrance fee is £5 for adults and £2.50 for children and this is well worth the money. The history of Gatwick with lots of classic planes. Would I... More 

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Thank Gregg C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little museum and a nice tranquil way to pass a few hours. So nice too being able to stroll over to the Gatwick Airport perimeter fence to watch the hustle and bustle of Gatwick from this little time machine.

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Thank SilverSurfer030871
Merstham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Not only for plane lovers but interesting for children as well. We visited in half term with different age children. All very friendly and children can access different part of plane with hands on. Loved it and will visit again.

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Thank 121zuzana
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

A lovely little museum specializing in post- & Cold-war British military aviation with 10 complete aircraft - Lightning, Shackleton, Harrier, Hunter, etc. - & numerous engines & other memorabilia also on show. The tour of the Shackleton by a former pilot was very interesting & there are other former aircrew available who are friendly & knowledgeable, but check before visiting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very enjoyable visit with my 3 year old daughter - she enjoyed climbing in the cockpits of the exhibits they allow and running about the hangar. Lots of fascinating aircraft to look at. Really nice place to spend a couple of hours.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The museum is located "round the back" of Gatwick airport in the small village of Charlwood and unless you knew it was there you unfortunately might not realise what you are missing out on. It has recently undergone some changes with a new hangar being built and most the aircraft going inside, the new hangar is superb! A great building... More 

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Thank PhilG8
Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Plenty of information on display about the airport with a great chance to get up close to some very interesting, historic aircraft. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and very approachable. The tour of the Shackleton is amazing as you get taken round by someone who actually flew in one during the Cold War.

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