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Gatwick Aviation Museum, Charlwood

(4.5/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
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  • Lived in Charlwood and the area for decades but this was my first visit to the Museum. Went with my son as part of a Scout visit. Really interesting museum, accompanied by a very informative guide and...  more »
  • Amazing visit to the museum, lots to see both inside and out. Runway viewing is great for little ones  more »
  • Brilliantly presented aviation museum dedicated to Gatwick and many well known (and a few not so well known) aircraft of the post WW2 era. Took our two young grand children and they enjoyed themselves...  more »
  • 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
  • Many thanks to Squadron Leader Mr Mike Rankin for his time and a wonderful expert explanation of the Shackleton.