Gatwick Aviation Museum, Charlwood

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  • August 1, 2017
    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 ...  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    Visited on excursions in this museum together with the family. The private museum, but for owners of main not profit, and informing visitors about the technique and history. Guides are former military pilots, one of whom even took part in the incident with the Soviet submarine in the 60-ies of the 20 century. Tell interesting, with a lot of love. Very informative piece on the inner workings of aircraft with the invoice (Interior is perfectly preserved). On the territory of the Museum there is a small gift shop. Can recommend to visit with children. We visited the museum with my family. The museum is private, but for owners, the main thing is not profit, but informing visitors about technology and history. The guides are former military pilots, one of whom even took part in the incident with the Soviet submarine in the 60s of the 20th century. They tell us interestingly, with great love for the cause. Very informative part about the internal arrangement of the reconnaissance aircraft with the display of the texture (the interior was perfectly preserved). On the territory of the museum is a small shop with souvenirs. I can recommend for a visit with children.
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  • June 2, 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 st...  more »
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  • Fascinating museum of some lovingly restored planes (many actively being restored) I went along to see them run up the engines on an English electric lightning and it was a fantastic experience
  • Awesome place. An Aviation Museum started by Peter Vallance conveniently located right next to Gatwick Airport! Some great aircraft, great day out especially for kids with an interest in planes.
  • Very informative. A nice mix of modern and older aviation.
  • What a fantastic afternoon! A lovely and newly renovated museum full of intresting planes, engines and memorabilia. The highlight being the RAF Shackleton around which we were given a guided tour by Nev an ex navigator on one of those exact planes. I would recommend anyone to go and have a look as it is well worth the £5 entry free. A credit to all the volunteers and staff who have made it such a great experience.
  • Great for anyone who is interested in aircraft. The guided tour of the Shackleton by ex engineer Tony was excellent

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