Gatwick Aviation Museum, Charlwood

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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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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  • We took a group of Rainbows to the Museum and had a great day. The staff were so knowledgeable and they have a lot on display. The tour round the Shackleton was impressive. Will go again.
  • I came here as part of a work development day, where we received a tour of the hangar and outside from a couple of the guides. They were very well informed, and happy to answer any questions. All the planes (I think) were previously in service and the staff are working to restore function to the rest. This is a great chance to get an up close look at iconic military planes. Planning to go again for an evening when the engines on working planes are fired up.
  • Brilliant staff, with stories that you want to listen to all day. Great exhibits. We were there 4 hours and another hour would have been great wth my aircraft loving 11yr old
  • If you love airplanes and the aviation world you'll love this place. Children can seat inside cockpits of a variety of different aircrafts! If you time it with other events like "Gatwick families and friends " you get to experience also emergency services like sit in a huge fire brigade truck and operate the water cannons!!!!!! Fantastic!!!!!
  • A very interesting place. It was great to talk to some of the people who actually flew the planes in the museum.

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