Shuttleworth

baby changing facilities icon Food icon Guided tours icon Shop icon Wheelchair access icon

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

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.
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 5-10pm

Photograph a selection of aircraft and vehicles, from The Collection, at night. These unique exhibits will be on display to a backdrop of atmospheric conditions, offering the opportunity to capture stunning images.
Additional features include aircraft ‘crew’ in period dress, and meal provided.

Meal options: Pasty and Chip dinner (& veggie option). The Restaurant will be open throughout the duration of this event. Tea and coffee will be available to purchase.

Suitable for age 16+

Event Timings:
17.00-22.00
(Entry to the Collection from 12.00.)

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 5:30-8pm

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

AT

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/

AT

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
Santa

Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Fly In

  • 3 December 2016 11:30am-4pm

Once landed Santa will make his way to his festive Grotto in the Swiss Garden. Visit him and then join in with fun and festive Christmas activities in the Garden Room.

Please pre-book your visit to see Santa via the below number:
01767 627933 or email enquiries@shuttleworth.org.

*Flying subject to aircraft serviceability and weather on the day.

Additional Information:
Visits run from 11.30 to 15:50, in 10 min intervals (garden closes at 16.00). This booking includes complimentary access into the Swiss Garden for up to two adults per paying child. Ticket price also includes a gift.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£4 per child

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/santas-grotto-and-christmas-fly-in/

Christmas

Christmas Party Nights

  • 8 — 9 December 2016 7-11:45pm
  • 15 — 16 December 2016 7-11:45pm

The House at Shuttleworth, Old Warden near Biggleswade, has festive celebrations wrapped up with classy Christmas Party packages on offer on selected dates in December. Choose from Thursday 8 or 15, Friday 9 or 16 December.

Package includes:
• Glass of prosecco on arrival at 19.00 in the Front Hall and Ballroom of The House
• Three course dinner following by tea, coffee and mince pies at 20.00 served in the Garden Suite
• DJ after dinner until midnight
• Cash bar until 23:45
• Festive decorations

The House has guest accommodation – please enquire.

Cost: £45 per person
Email: helen.woods@shuttleworth.org
Call: 01767 627 924

[Closing date for bookings is Tuesday 15 November]

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£45

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/christmas-party/

Black Tie

Christmas Black Tie Nights

  • 8 — 9 December 2016 7-11:45pm
  • 15 — 16 December 2016 7-11:45pm

The House at Shuttleworth, Old Warden near Biggleswade, has festive celebrations wrapped up with chic Christmas Black Tie packages on offer on selected dates in December. Choose from Thursday 8 or 15, Friday 9 or 16 December.

Package includes:
• Glass of Champagne on arrival at 7pm in the Front Hall of the House
• Three course dinner following by tea, coffee and mince pies at 8pm served in the Ballroom
• Live music recital (Jazz, String Quartet, or Harpist) during arrival drinks and after dinner
• Cash bar until 23:45
• Festive decorations
The House has guest accommodation – please enquire.

Booking and more information:
Cost: £70.00 per person
Email: helen.woods@shuttleworth.org
Call: 01767 627 924

[Closing date for bookings is Tuesday 15 November]

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£70

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/christmas-blacktie/

Festivi-tea

Festivi-Tea and a visit from Father Christmas

  • 11 December 2016 1-4pm

Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, including the all-important roast turkey, stuffing and cranberry, followed with scones and a selection of festive-themed fancies – all accompanied with hot chocolate, coffee and tea.

After tea explore the house and learn about the history of the estate and the Shuttleworth family. Most importantly, children under 15 years will get a visit from Father Christmas and receive a little gift.

Coming with friends? To book for groups of 10+ call Helen Woods on 01767 627924. Bookings close on Tuesday 6 December 2016.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Booking for 13.00:
Adult – £19.95
Child – £12.95 (under 15 years)

Booking for 15.00:
Adult – £19.95
Child – £12.95 (under 15 years)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/festivi-tea-with-father-christmas-visit/

Festivi-tea

Festivi-Tea and Christmas Carols

  • 18 December 2016 1-4pm

Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, including the all-important roast turkey, stuffing and cranberry, followed with scones and a selection of festive-themed fancies – all accompanied with hot chocolate, coffee and tea.

After tea explore the house and learn about the history of the estate and the Shuttleworth family. The afternoon is finished by a performance of Christmas Carols.

Coming with friends? To book for groups of 10+ call Helen Woods on 01767 627924. Bookings close on Tuesday 13 December.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Booking for 13.00:
Adult – £19.95
Child – £9.95 (under 15 years)

Booking for 15.00:
Adult – £19.95
Child – £9.95 (under 15 years)

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/festivi-tea-and-christmas-carols/

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.
advertisement