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Gatwick Aviation Museum, Charlwood

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  • 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 »
  • 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 Ther...  more »
  • 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...  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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