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Gatwick Aviation Museum Reviews
I live 5 miles away and know the museum very well I have been going since the 1980's . In recent years it had a major makeover and new buildings have been added to replace the old along with new aircr... more »
Lovely place to visit with kids. It's quite a small museum comparing with Brookland or RAF museum. Large picnic area with a view of airport runway which is ldeal in summer. Very interesting staffs wit... more »
I arrived at the Museum on Saturday 6/1/2018 although only a small museum it is very interesting and the staff very knowledgable. If you come out of the Museum there is a footpath leading to a viewing... more »
An excellent museum. Although the collection is not comprehensive, the aircraft on display are immaculate, well maintained and nicely presented. The collection is mostly housed undercover, displayed in a way reminiscent of some of the aircraft museums in America, some of the larger exhibits are outside. The star of the show is the Avro Shackleton, a type of aircraft which saw 40 years of service with the RAF in marine reconnaissance. Our guide when we visited served on Shackleton's and gave an informative overview of the operational role of the aircraft and crews. It is also possible to walk to an observation point to watch aircraft taking off and landing at Gatwick Airport. Well worth s visit!
Superbly preserved collection of interesting post-war aircraft. Many of the types are not preserved anywhere else. Interesting collection of aero engines, both piston and jet. The engines on many of the aircraft are in working condition and are demonstrated running at special events. Very welcoming volunteers usually on hand to answer questions and talk to visitors.
Great collection of British plains. There are very knowledgeable guides a flight simulator. It is fun and if you like me like plains you got to go and see it.
Fantastic museum run by enthusiastic, dedicated and helpful staff. Lovely collection of planes, models and other artifacts well presented in a modern hangar (with a few more outside). A few interactive exhibits as well, a couple of cockpits to climb in and enjoy and a great little exhibition on the history of Gatwick Airport itself. Well worth a visit!
Awesome Cold War Jets and Aircraft. Next to Gatwick Airport, so you can hear the actual jets taking off and landing. The museum is children friendly. And is "us big kids friendly too". There is a modest cafe area and seating is using actual former passenger jet seating. Some of the static displays you can sit in the cockpit and there is also a flight simulator. Tony Herbert is an excellent guide; very knowledgable on the post war Shackleton. My personal score for the Gatwick Aviation Museum is 10/10 & I also award them my Gold Star for Excellence.
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