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The Shuttleworth Collection - where everything flies or drives!
The Collection is home to an exciting array of vintage aircraft from the early days of aviation up until the 1950s. We also hold an interesting selection of mostly Edwardian cars and buggies, classic motorcycles and early bicycles.

Airshows run throughout May – October, where you can enjoy seeing aircraft from the Collection take to the skies in addition to visiting aircraft and ground entertainment.

Adjacent to the Collection is an extensive picturesque Regency Swiss Garden, with delightful surprises and vistas revealed at every turn. Recently having benefited from a £3.5m restoration, it shouldn’t be missed!

We also have The House, which was was built in 1875, designed by the prominent Victorian architect Henry Clutton. It’s situatated in 500 acres of beautiful parkland. Today it is a popular venue for weddings, conferences and as a filming location for period dramas.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Summer 0930 - 1700
Winter 1000 - 1600
Last admission 1 hour before closing

Closed: Christmas and New Year

Admission charges

(Not Event Days)
Adult - £15.00 Senior Citizen - £12.00
Children (up to age 16) - FREE (max 4 children)
Discount for Pre-booked Groups (10 or more).

See website for more information

Collection details

Aviation, Land Transport, Science and Technology, Weapons and War

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
NSRA

NSRA Hot Rod Supernationals

  • 14 August 2016 From 10am

A weekend full of activities from Friday 11th August – Sunday 14th August 2016 with entertainment, trade stalls, Saturday cruise, and a huge show ‘n’ shine car show for pre-1972 Hot Rods, Street Rods, and Customs on the Sunday.

On Sunday, gates will be open to non NSRA members at 10am and 9am for pre-1972 cars.

For further details please visit www.nsra.org.uk/nsra-hot-rod-supernationals.

Tickets can be purchased on the gate at the Parkland entrance.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Sunday Event Prices:
• £5.00 per adult in a pre-1972 car
• £8.00 per adult
• £4.00 per child
• £20.00 family ticket (two adults and two children)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/nsra-hot-rod-supernationals/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Summer

Summer Holiday Activities

  • 1 — 2 August 2016 10:30am-3pm
  • 8 — 9 August 2016 10:30am-3pm
  • 15 — 16 August 2016 10:30am-3pm
  • 22 — 23 August 2016 10:30am-3pm

Monday 1 August: Write like an Egyptian-
Drop in and learn about the ancient art of Hieroglyphics, create your very own Cartouche.

Tuesday 2 August: Mummy Madness-
Join us for a messy and fun clay day, build a sarcophagus and wrap up a mini Mummy.

Monday 8 August: Spider Spectacular-
Make exciting eight legged arachnids to scare your family and friends.

Tuesday 9 August: Colourful Caterpillars-
Create a jolly Caterpillar that can transform into a beautiful butterfly.

Monday 15 August: It Came from Outer Space-
Pop along to Area SG18 as we explore and build UFOs.

Tuesday 16 August: Aliens and Space Monsters-
Phone Shuttleworth on 01767 627924 and book a place for some extra terrestrial fun!

Monday 22 August: Peter Pan & Tinkerbell Puppets-
Recreate this timeless classic at home with your very own Peter Pan Puppets.

Tuesday 23 August: Captain Hook and Treasure Maps-
Tick tick tick an you find the way to some crazy Captain fun.

Timings for each day:
Session 1 - 10.30 – 11.30
Session 2 - 14.00 – 15.00

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Ticket Price:
Child - £3
Adults – Free (due to space constraints we may have to limit accompanying adults to one per child).

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/summer-holiday-activities/

Hurricane Photography

Hurricane Heritage R4118 Photography Day

  • 4 August 2016 9:45am-4:30pm

This is a photography training day filled with the chance to take great images of Hawker Hurricane R4118, and it also offers fantastic extras. Enjoy practical advice on technique and camera skills, experience a static photography session with a ‘Battle of Britain pilot’ re-enactor and get guidance and know-how about making the most of your camera and working with models.

Special extras include: The chance to meet the aircraft owner, James Brown to find out more about this aircraft and why it’s so special; A Hurricane Heritage pilot’s chat about what it’s like to fly the Hawker Hurricane, and the chance to experience the thrill of sitting inside the cockpit itself.*

Places limited, pre-book only. Suitable for over 16 years old.

*Cockpit experience subject to height, weight and mobility.

Event Timings:
09.45 – Arrival for tea/coffee in the Princess Charlotte Room (restaurant).
10.00 – Welcome and introduction from James Brown/Matt Petitt on behalf of Hurricane Heritage.
10.15 – R4118, a photographic perspective – photography technique workshop.
11.00 – Photography session with R4118 (airfield).
12.30 – Lunch (PCR: Princess Charlotte room).
13.00 – Pilot’s chat about R4118 (airfield).
13.15 – Cockpit experience session.
14.30 – Photography session with R4118 with ‘period’ model (airfield).
15.30 – Photography session with R4118 (airfield).
16.00 – Questions and advice session (PCR).
16.30 – End of Photography Day.

Please email Helen Woods to confirm dietary requirements (required by Monday 1 August 16.00 latest).

NB: In case of bad weather, the reserve date will be Wednesday 10 August 2016 for this event. Please expect an email by 18.00 on Wednesday 3 August to confirm.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Adult – £150

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/hurricanephotography/

Edwardian Pageant

Edwardian Pageant

  • 7 August 2016 9am-5:45pm

Edwardian Pageant at Shuttleworth. Focused on WWI.

Visiting aircraft includes: Fokker Triplane (Breighton), BE2E (WAHT), Albatros (WAHT), Sopwith Snipe (WAHT), Mew Gull (David Beale), Calidus (Peter Davies), Muscle biplane (Rich Goodwin).

Collection aircraft includes: WWI.

All aircraft are provisional and may be subject to change.

Vehicle parade from Fordson Wot.

Additional entertainment includes live music and ‘Make & paint’ with Airfix & IPMS Brampton (free).

Discount for groups of 10+ people, available to book until Tuesday 2 August 2016. Please email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org to purchase or call 01767 627924 (M-F, 9.00-17.00 only).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

On the gate prices: Adult – £28, Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)
Online booking prices: Adult – £22.50, Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/edwardianpageant/

Proms

Flying Proms

  • 20 August 2016 12-10pm

You’ll be watching vintage aircraft perform aerial displays to much loved classical themes, with all of the atmosphere and fun of a truly British Proms and the excitement of watching Shuttleworth Collection aircraft display – the concert will be performed by the 50-piece National Symphony Orchestra.

Swiss Garden will be open so take a stroll around this picturesque gem that is a relaxing retreat in which new vistas are revealed at every turn. With 13 listed structures, an adjacent woodland sculpture trail and three resident peacocks, the Swiss Garden is a delight to explore.

With a closing firework display with illuminated models this year’s Flying Proms at Shuttleworth won’t disappoint!

Visiting Acts:
AeroSparx, Extra 330SC pyros, Hot Air Balloon Glow, Illuminated Models and Pilatus glider (may be subject to change).

Event Timings:
12.00 – Gates open
19.00 – Concert and flying display begin
21.00 – Concert second half
22.00 – End of Flying Proms event

Discount for groups of 10+ people, available to book until Friday 12 August 2016. Please call Helen Woods on 01767 627924 (Monday-Friday, 9.00-17.00).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

On the day gate prices: Adult- £40, SVAS- £40, Child under 16 year- £16.00.

Online Booking: Adult – £32, Child under 16 – £16.00, SVAS member – £30 (until Monday 15 August 2016).

Website

http://Event Page: http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/flyingproms/

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

  • 25 August 2016 From 5:30pm

Chapterhouse Theatre Company are delighted to present the unforgettable story of ‘Peter Pan’ the boy who wouldn’t grow up. Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter, far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the enchanting mermaids, magical fairies and the cruellest pirate of them all – Captain James Hook.

J.M Barrie’s timeless classic is brought to life in a brand new adaptation by award winning writer Laura Turner. With original songs, music and beautifully designed costumes join Peter and his friends for what promises to be the most magical evening of the summer.

Performance starts – 19.00.

Suitable for all ages – children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Discount for groups of 10+ people, available to book until Tuesday 9 August 2016. Please call Helen Woods on 01767 627924 (Mon-Frid, 9.00-17.00).

*Tickets will be available from our Visitor Centre on the day only if this event is not sold out. Please check the website in advance of attending.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Online Booking:
Adult – £14
Child under 16 – £10
Students – £10
Family (2 adults and 2 children) – £42

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/peterpan/

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Afternoon Tea

  • 28 August 2016 1:30-3:30pm

Available dates in 2016:
• Sunday 28 August
• Sunday 25 September
• Sunday 30 October
• Sunday 27 November
• Sunday 18 December
(Please note dates may be subject to change)

Pre-book your afternoon tea online, by email, or by phone. Afternoon Tea gift vouchers are also available. For more information, email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org or call 01767 627924.

Online Booking:
Adult – £19.95
Child – £9.95

Website page: http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/afternoontea-august/

Address: The House, Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EA

Suitable for

  • Any age
Wings & Wheels

Wings & Wheels

  • 4 September 2016 9am-5:45pm

Visiting aircraft includes: Little and Large, The Blades (aerobatic display team), Hang Glider aerobatic display, Mew Gull replica (David Beale), DH60G (Mel Saggers), Turbulent, Stearman, Percival Parade, CAP 232 (Emily Todd), Jackaroo (Trish Neville), Pitts (Lauren Richardson).

Collection aircraft includes: DH88 Comet, Mew Gull, Westland Lysander

All aircraft are provisional and may be subject to change.

Additional entertainment includes live music and ‘Make & paint’ with Airfix & IPMS Brampton (free)

Event commentator: Mark Whall.

Discount for groups of 10+ people, available to book until Tuesday 2 August 2016. Please email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org to purchase or call 01767 627924 (M-F, 9.00-17.00 only).

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

On the gate prices: Adult – £28, Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)
Online booking prices: Adult – £22.50, Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/wingsandwheels/

Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Day

  • 8 September 2016 9:30am-5pm

This national event celebrates our fantastic history, architecture and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are free to explore.

Enjoy free access to this enchanting Regency landscape on Thursday 8 September* – special timed tours will be available, and which will include The House.

Tours are at 11.30 & 14.00.

(*Please note that this event is part of the national Heritage Open Days event but Shuttleworth is participating on Thursday 8 September only. Free access to the Swiss Garden, The House, or tours does not apply on the 9, 10 and 11 September).

Please pre-book for tours to assist us in anticipating visitor numbers. Call 01767 627924 or email enquiries@shuttleworth.org.

Heritage Open Days website has further details on this annual event (www.heritageopendays.org.uk).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/heritage-openday

Walking Festival

Bedfordshire Walking Festival

  • 13 September 2016 10-1am

In conjunction with the Bedfordshire Walking Festival, Shuttleworth are delighted to offer a special information walk and tour of the Shuttleworth estate and Old Warden village. This will allow you access to normally inaccessible areas, such as parts of the Southill Park estate.

Walkers will meet in car park adjacent to hangar 4 (post code: SG18 9EP / OS Map GR: TL150 448). The walk will start promptly at 10.00am and will last approximately 3 hours. It will cover a variety of terrain so suitable footwear and clothing necessary. Feel free to bring a snack as there will be a break during the walk.

After your walk why not visit our restaurant on site serving a range of homemade lunches, snacks, refreshments and cakes.

Additional Information:
Not suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs or small children. Not accessible by public transport. Dogs on leads and responsible owners welcome.

Parking is available free of charge at the Shuttleworth Collection. Toilets are available inside the Shuttleworth Visitor Centre, no toilets are available during the walk.

Leaders: Ramblers Barry Ingram and Tony Sheward 01234 353704.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/bedfordshire-walking-festival/

WWII Theme

Photography Training Day, WWII

  • 14 September 2016 9:30am-4:30pm

The day will incorporate plenty of practical skills training, combined with a small amount of classroom tuition.

Aimed at beginner photographers who wish to learn the basic controls of their camera, this day is ideal for photographers who have a DSLR and are looking to get more creative and understand the use of shutter speeds and apertures. We do not discourage more competent enthusiasts from attending this course, but it will cover some basic elements of camera settings.

It is essential that you own a DSLR camera with a removable lens and a camera that allows manual control of shutter speeds and apertures. A standard lens is all that is required, however a zoom lens will be beneficial. A range of practical skills will be taught, from capturing static images, portrait photography (using a period dress re-enactor), and moving subjects in the air. It will leave attendees fully primed to take on an airshow with their camera!

This is an outdoor event, suitable clothing and footwear will be required.

Workshop tutor: Darren Harbar

Event Timings:
09.30 – Arrival with tea and coffee
10.00 – Classroom session
11.00 – Static aircraft photo session
12.30 – Classroom session, debrief and questions
13.00 – Buffet lunch (call Helen Woods with dietary requirements on 01767 627924)
13.30 – Static aircraft and re-enactor photo session
15.00 – Flying aircraft photo session
15.30 – Classroom session, debrief and questions
16.30 – Close

Additional Info:
Free car parking is available on site. Shuttleworth reserves the right to cancel this event if minimum numbers are not achieved. All aircraft appearance are subject to weather and aircraft serviceability.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Online Booking:
Adult – £150
SVAS member – £145

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/photographyday-september/

Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fair 2016

Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fair 2016

  • 16 — 18 September 2016

Includes Steam Engines, Tractors & Heavy Horses, Working Crafts, Steam Ploughing, Trade & Market Stalls, Sheepdog working & Falconry, Vintage Vehicles, Old Time Fairground, Craft & Food Halls, Miniature Steam, Licensed Bar & Refreshments.

Discounted admission is available to the Collection and Swiss Garden with a valid event ticket.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Visit The Bedford Steam Engine Preservation Society website (www.bseps.org.uk) for admission prices and camping.

Aeromodellers Festival of Flight

Aeromodellers Festival of Flight

  • 24 September 2016 9am-6pm

Festival of Flight annual Aeromodelling Event with competitions and trade stands.

All types of models are welcome, with general sports flying in all 3 disciplines – RC/CL/F.

There are size/ power and control restrictions for RTM models flown in the FF area. Radio Assisted models must be flown in the designated RC area (10kg weight limit). If unsure, please clarify with the organisers, BEFORE bringing your model(s). A number of SAM 35 organised competitions will take place over the weekend.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

For full details, camping and entry fees, visit ModelAir (www.modelair.info) or contact Ken Sheppard on 07810817089.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/festivalofflight/

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Afternoon Tea

  • 25 September 2016 1-3:30pm

Available dates in 2016:
• Sunday 25 September
• Sunday 30 October
• Sunday 27 November
• Sunday 18 December
(Please note dates may be subject to change)

Pre-book your afternoon tea online, by email, or by phone. Afternoon Tea gift vouchers are also available. For more information, email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org or call 01767 627924.

Online Booking:
Adult – £19.95
Child – £9.95

Website page: http://www.shuttleworth.org/afternoontea-september/

Address: The House, Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EA

Suitable for

  • Any age
Race Day

Race Day & Roaring Twenties Finale

  • 2 October 2016 9am-5:45pm

Race Day & Roaring Twenties Finale at Shuttleworth closes the main event season.

We will have live Music from the Polka Dot Dolls and the ‘Make & paint’ station with Airfix & IPMS Brampton (free)

14.00 – Flying Display begins

The restaurant, visitor centre and gift shop are open for the duration of the event and close 30 minutes after the end of the flying display.

Parking is free, and disabled parking is available.

Discount for groups of 10+ people, available to book until Tuesday 3 May 2016.

Please call Helen Woods for more information on 01767 627924 (Mon-Frid, 9.00-17.00).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult – £28
Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)
SVAS – £16

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/racedayfinale/

Autumn Walk

Autumn Walk and Lunch with the Head Gardener

  • 7 October 2016 10:30am-2pm

Seasonal highlights and a tour of the Swiss Garden in the company of our craftsman gardener, who will share the story of the garden, those who created it and the recent restoration project which has brought this wonderful regency landscape back to life. Join the head gardener afterwards for a buffet lunch in the lovely setting of our restaurant, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have about what you’ve seen on the tour and horticultural developments in the garden.

Tour will take approximately 1.5 hours followed by a buffet lunch; all finished by 2pm.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear as this is an outdoor event.

Not suitable for children under 16 years old.

Ticket includes arrival tea/coffee and buffet lunch. Please contact Helen Woods on 01767 627 924 or email helen.woods@shuttleworth.org with any dietary requirements.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Adult – £25.00

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/autumn-walk-and-lunch-with-the-head-gardener/

Nightshoot

Photography Night Shoot

  • 15 October 2016 7-10pm

This nightshoot will give you the opportunity to photograph a selection of The Collection’s aircraft and vehicles in atmospheric night conditions and aircraft ‘crews’ in period dress.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Adult – £55
SVAS – £53

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/nightshoot/

Fungal

Fungal Foray

  • 16 October 2016

If you are mad about mushrooms or find fungi fascinating, enjoy a walk around the beautiful Swiss Garden and adjoining woodland in search of interesting species of fungi found growing naturally in Bedfordshire.

Led by the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Fungi Group, this free event (with normal garden admission rates) offers a different view of the Swiss Garden and its natural environment.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear as this is an outdoor event.

Event Timings:
Morning Session: 10.00 – 13.00
Afternoon Session: 14.00 – 16.00

Maximum 20 places available per session.
For telephone bookings please email Helen Woods on 01767 627924.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult – £8.00
Concession – £7.00
Child – Free of charge (under 16 years, max 4 per adult)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/fungalforay/

Ballroom

House Wedding Fair

  • 23 October 2016 11am-4pm

Enjoy two fabulous fashion shows at 12.30 and 14.30 featuring the latest bridal gowns. Meet over 30 leading exhibitors from around the local area and be entered into the free prize draw.

For further details, please view Wedding Exhibitions UK’s website (http://www.wedding-exhibitions-uk.co.uk/).

Event Information:
Doors open 11.00-16.00 with free admission and parking.

Address: The House, Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EA

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission and parking.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/weddingfair-oct

Halloween

Something Scary at the Swiss Garden

  • 29 October 2016 5:30am-8pm

Join us for a family fun filled evening of scary stories in the garden with ghoulish games, plus a spooky biscuit and drink. Entry times are staggered from 5.20pm, please arrive at your allotted time.
If you dare, come along from 7pm for scarier stories!

Don’t forget to bring your torches for this Halloween event!


To book your place, please email helen.woods@shuttleworth.org or call 01767 627924 (Monday – Friday, 9.00 – 17.00).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Ticket Prices:
£8 per child
£4 per adult
Under 3s free (maximum of 2 per adult)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/something-scary

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Afternoon Tea

  • 30 October 2016 1:30-3:30pm

Available dates in 2016:
• Sunday 30 October
• Sunday 27 November
• Sunday 18 December
(Please note dates may be subject to change)

Pre-book your afternoon tea online, by email, or by phone. Afternoon Tea gift vouchers are also available. For more information, email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org or call 01767 627924.

Online Booking:
Adult – £19.95
Child – £9.95

Website page: http://www.shuttleworth.org/afternoontea-october/

Address: The House, Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EA

Suitable for

  • Any age
Aviation

Aviation Lecture, Rebuilding Grandad’s Aircraft

  • 19 November 2016

Fascinating talk on how a WWI fighter was rebuilt from a few fragments and flown to commemorate the WWI Centenary.

Includes a guided tour of The Collection and a buffet lunch – all timings to be confirmed.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Online Booking:
Adult – £37
SVAS – £32

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/aviationlecture/

Model Aircraft

Guinness World Record “Most People Constructing Aircraft Models”

  • 20 November 2016 10am-2pm

Shuttleworth Collection have teamed up with IPMS Brampton Scale Model Club to set a new scale modelling related Official Guinness World Record on Sunday 20th November 2016. The official record attempt is ‘Most people constructing aircraft models’ and we aim to get over 250 people to break the world record.

Details will be finalised over the next couple of months including confirmation of what actual model(s) will be used, and we will update the relevant information as we go along. This event is free of charge and we would welcome as many people. The event is suitable for children over 6 years old and we would ask that children under 15 years are accompanied by an adult who will also need to be making a model.

All of the relevant and necessary items will be available on the day and most importantly you will be able to take your finished model away with you at the end of the day.

To enable us to start planning and to get a steer on how the numbers of participants are going; please email enquiries@shuttleworth.org to request your interest in attending.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/guinness-world-record/

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Afternoon Tea

  • 27 November 2016 1-2:30pm

Available dates in 2016:
• Sunday 27 November
• Sunday 18 December
(Please note dates may be subject to change)

Pre-book your afternoon tea online, by email, or by phone. Afternoon Tea gift vouchers are also available. For more information, email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org or call 01767 627924.

Online Booking:
Adult – £19.95
Child – £9.95

Website page: http://www.shuttleworth.org/afternoontea-november/

Address: The House, Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EA

Suitable for

  • Any age
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Afternoon Tea

  • 18 December 2016 1-3:30pm

Pre-book your afternoon tea online, by email, or by phone. Afternoon Tea gift vouchers are also available. For more information, email Helen Woods on helen.woods@shuttleworth.org or call 01767 627924.

Online Booking:
Adult – £19.95
Child – £9.95

Website page: http://www.shuttleworth.org/afternoontea/

Address: The House, Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EA

Suitable for

  • Any age
EOW

Engineering Open Workshop

  • 29 — 30 December 2016 10am-4pm

The Shuttleworth Collection will be hosting its annual Engineering Open workshop on Thursday 29 – Friday 30 December 2016. It’s where the Collection opens its doors to areas not usually available to the public to allow access to all the latest projects. Everyone will get the chance to chat to our skilled engineers and volunteers, who love discussing what goes into rebuilding vintage aircraft, maintenance and the skills needed to keep these aircraft flying.

Our vehicle workshop team will also be on hand to talk about restoration projects and these fine old and mostly Edwardian cars, and our classic motorcycles.

It’s a fun day out for the whole family, which will include trails for children throughout the workshops and talks and demonstrations throughout the day. The restaurant will be open for delicious festive treats.

IPMS Brampton will be holding free Airfix ‘Make and Paint’ workshops throughout both days. Build and paint your Sea Harrier Airfix kit there and then, with advice and support on hand from the Brampton Scale Model Club if you need it. A great activity for the kids, grandkids or the young-at-heart!

Our Agricultural display will feature the Living Van, chaff cutter, tractors, and other exhibits, with volunteers on hand to explain how it all works, and the time and energy that goes into restoring items such as the Chaff cutter.

This year the ticket price includes entry to the Swiss Garden in addition to the Collection, and that’s a lovely picturesque place to unwind in the fresh air.

Please note a ticket is valid for one day only.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult ticket: £10
SVAS: £5 per member
Students: £5 each
Concessions: £8 – seniors and people with disabilities
Family ticket: £15

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/openworkshop2016/

Shuttleworth
Old Warden Park
Biggleswade
Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
England

Website

www.shuttleworth.org/

E-mail

enquiries@shuttleworth.org

Telephone

admin

01767 627927

shop

01767 627927

Fax

01767 627949

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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