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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 rec... more »
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 tou... more »
Really enjoyed our visit, highlight has to be being guided around the Shackleton by an ex Sqn Ldr who flew the type. Nice collection, laid out well and very accessible.
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.
What an enjoyable way to spend a stopover! Very well laid out, renovated museum. The team are lovely, and Nev had so many interesting and exciting stories to tell about the Shackelton. We easily spent over 2 hours seeing it all. Recommend calling a local cab company (metro cars etc) if coming to/from the airport, rather than booking one at arrivals to save money.
Fancy climbing inside a 1958 RAF Shackleton and sitting in the pilot's seat? You can at this fascinating museum. It is not only a place for plane lovers but families are welcome. The staff have cut into the side of a post WW2 fighter and put some steps there small enough for young kids to climb inside so it's a great place for Dads and their young sons to visit.
Great small museum! a pleasure to talk with the voluntaries, and very good restoration already done! The Lightning looks great
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Many thanks to Squadron Leader Mr Mike Rankin for his time and a wonderful expert explanation of the Shackleton.
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