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A most interesting visit

This attraction is open on one Sunday each month and also on a few other special days. It is manned... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David R
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Kent
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Excellent insight into the first commercial airport well worth a visit great guided tour and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Max1234587
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London, United Kingdom
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Purley Way | Airport House, Croydon CR0 0XZ, England
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+44 7779 681035
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This attraction is open on one Sunday each month and also on a few other special days. It is manned by volunteers who do a splendid job. The Art Deco building was the original terminal for what was the London airport in the early 1900’s....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent insight into the first commercial airport well worth a visit great guided tour and friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Thank Max1234587
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I visited Croydon Airport House on Sunday. As it was nice weather our guide was able to take us out on to the airport apron for a view of the control tower and to see where goods were handled in and out. Inside the terminal...More

1  Thank wdedman1
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Packed with history, nostalgia, and drama which criss cross and inter twine during the two hour tour. The building and its contents do not fail to thrill and all of the volunteers that staff this attraction are as good as any fully paid guide I've...More

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit at the weekend. The tour was excellent and we found out a lot about the building as well as the social history of the airport. She particularly liked being able to go up to the old control...More

Thank michaeltulley
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Visited today. Fascinating building and really informative visitor centre. Volunteers all very enthusiastic, helpful and friendly. Would recommend giving it a visit. Open first Sunday of every month.

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Very interesting visit with delightful keen volunteer staff. A shame the restaurant wasn't open as a coffee would have been nice! No charges at all and just a donation box which isn't pushed at all.

Thank MARTIN W
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Open House visit today, was an organised and very informative tour. Particularly impressed by the amount of volunteers and their knowledge and enthusiasm. Learnt a lot about the many changes and influence of the Croydon area aviation and environment.

Thank lorrainejasmine28
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Who knew that Croydon Airport was London’s first international airport? We visited here as part of the Open House Weekend. I learned so much about the history of the airport. I’m so pleased that it remains a museum and is still much a part of...More

Thank Jules4701
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We were given an informative tour with interesting pictures and artifacts illustrate it's history. We'll worth the small donation they suggest.

Thank Richard N
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magwats
12 June 2018|
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Response from CroydonAirport | Property representative |
Hello. Thank you for your enquiry. The museum is located on the top two floors of the Control,Tower and also has a large display area on the ground floor of the main building. The ground floor has full disabled... More
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Nearest station is Waddon Station.
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