The Shuttleworth Collection

The Shuttleworth Collection
Old Warden Park
Biggleswade
Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
England

Website

www.shuttleworth.org/

E-mail

marketingevents@shuttleworth.org

Telephone

admin

01767 627927

shop

01767 627927

Fax

01767 627949

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The Shuttleworth Collection - A Celebration of Flight
The Shuttleworth Collection was founded in 1928 by Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth. It is in a quiet countryside setting, actually on an old fashioned all grass aerodrome with eight hangars. These hangars comprise an aeroplane engineering workshop, a garage and coachroom, and the remainder house the world famous collection of over 50 aircraft.
A number of vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles can also be viewed around the collection and in the hangar 7 extension.
The Collection of Historic vehicles and aeroplanes is unique in that everything is kept in working condition and are demonstrated at events throughout the year.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site

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 - £12.00 Senior Citizen - £10.00
Children (up to age 16) - FREE
Pre-booked Groups (20 or more) - Price on application

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.
Shuttleworth Collection Scale Model Exhibition

Scale model exhibition

  • 8 March 2015

Join us at our sixth annual scale model event. Including competitions and the chance to see the Best Shuttleworth Model 2015 take to the skies.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Aeromodellers’ Mayfly

Aeromodellers’ Mayfly

  • 16 — 17 May 2015

It's time for the Aeromodellers' annual May weekend. See their models compete and view trade stands. Camping is available.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

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.
Season premiere airshow

Season premiere airshow (commemorating VE day)

  • 3 May 2015

Join us to commemorate VE Day

Celebrate this important anniversary with us as we mark 70 years since Victory in Europe Day. Marking the formal conclusion of Hitler’s war, Tuesday 8th May 1945 was an official celebration day across the country.

During the day, our Second World War aircraft will be taking to the skies along with a number of visiting aircraft also from this era.

Live wartime music will set the scene and you’ll also be able to enjoy a 1940s-style street party with buffet.

This event is included in our Airshow Season Ticket 2015, where you can attend nine unforgettable airshows for just £145.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Photography workshop

Photography workshop (Swiss Garden) – May

  • 16 May 2015

Group digital photography workshop in the Swiss Garden

New for 2015, minimum of six candidates per person - maximum of fifteen.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Classic Wheels Picnic

Classic Wheels Picnic

  • 23 May 2015

Historic vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles, plus a two-hour airshow.

Enjoy our Classic Wheels Picnic, which focuses on the Collection’s historic vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles. Bring your own vintage vehicle!

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Airshow featuring the Light Aircraft Association (LAA)

Airshow featuring the Light Aircraft Association (LAA)

  • 7 June 2015

Experience historic, homebuilt and simply unique aircraft, brought together by the LAA.

Our airshow includes aircraft from the Collection sponsored by the LAA – eg the Boxkite – and visiting aircraft owned or built by members of the LAA.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Photography workshop

Photography workshop (Swiss Garden) – June

  • 10 June 2015

Group digital photography workshop in the Swiss Garden

New for 2015, minimum of six people per course - maximum of fifteen.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Edwardian picnic & evening airshow

Edwardian picnic & evening airshow

  • 20 June 2015

Soak up the atmosphere at our most elegant of airshows.

With special features throughout the evening including a parade of the Collection’s Edwardian vehicles.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Midsummer Eve in the Swiss Garden

Midsummer Eve in the Swiss Garden

  • 21 June 2015

An evening of classical music in the enchanting setting of this late Regency garden
Join us for this open-air event and picnic in style on the Swiss Cottage lawn while enjoying the musical delights.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Military pageant with WWI commemoration airshow

Military pageant with WWI commemoration airshow

  • 5 July 2015

Recognising the contribution of our Armed Forces both past and present

The day includes a living history area and a visit from WWI lorries, motorcycles and a replica tank. We finish with a surprise – weather permitting.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Photography Workshop

Photography workshop (Swiss Garden) – July

  • 16 July 2015

Group digital photography workshop in the Swiss Garden

New for 2015, minimum of six candidates per person - maximum of fifteen.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Best of British evening airshow

Best of British evening airshow

  • 18 July 2015

A showcase of British-built aircraft. Discover the rich mix of aircraft built by historic British aircraft manufacturers from the beginning of the century to the present day.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Regency Garden Party in the Swiss Garden

Regency Garden Party in the Swiss Garden

  • 19 July 2015

Celebrate the first anniversary of our reopening after the renovation, including Regency games and culinary delights. Promenade with us, learn period dances and more. Come in costume if you can!

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Aeromodellers’ scale weekend

Aeromodellers’ scale weekend

  • 25 — 26 July 2015

See the models take to the skies. Join us for our Aeromodellers' annual July weekend model flying event, with competitions and trade stands. Camping is available.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Wings & Wheels Airshow

Wings & Wheels Airshow

  • 2 August 2015

A highlight of our calendar, the Wings & Wheels event brings together our vintage aircraft, historical vehicles and motorcycles.

There will be a full flying display from the Collection and visiting aircraft. We will also be welcoming a range of visiting cars and motorcycles.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Flying Proms

Flying Proms

  • 15 August 2015

See our aircraft in air display sequences to a backdrop of classical music.

In its 18th year, this popular event includes many favourites performed by the 50-piece National Symphony Orchestra and a thrilling firework display.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Music event

Music event

  • 16 August 2015

Marvellous music event at Shuttleworth.

The annual music festival at Shuttleworth. Pods can be booked from 1 December 2014.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Chapterhouse Theatre in association with The Swiss Garden presents ‘The Secret Garden’

Chapterhouse Theatre in association with The Swiss Garden presents ‘The Secret Garden’

  • 20 August 2015

This is an open-air event by Chapterhouse Theatre who will be performing ‘The Secret Garden’ based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel. You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy on the Swiss Cottage lawn during the performance.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Photography workshop

Photography workshop (Swiss Garden) – August

  • 23 August 2015

Group digital photography workshop in the Swiss Garden.
New for 2015, minimum of six people per course - maximum of fifteen.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Shuttleworth Pageant Airshow

Shuttleworth Pageant Airshow

  • 6 September 2015

Our annual airshow celebrates the aircraft and vehicles that form the Collection

Many of the aircraft on show were collected by Richard Shuttleworth or preserved in his memory. This event keeps alive the passion of the Collection.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Bedfordshire steam & country fair

Bedfordshire steam & country fair

  • 18 — 20 September 2015

A chance to see an extensive collection of tractors and other agricultural vehicles.

This annual event on Old Warden parkland includes admission to the Collection and a tractor parade.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Aeromodellers’ festival of flight

Aeromodellers’ festival of flight

  • 26 — 27 September 2015

The annual autumn model-flying festival.

Join the Aeromodellers' annual September weekend event with competitions and trade stands. Camping is available.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Shuttleworth Uncovered Airshow

Season Finale: Shuttleworth Uncovered Airshow

  • 4 October 2015

Enjoy the last airshow of the year – don't miss it!

Your chance to view the aircraft in the paddock, and speak to the pilots and engineers to find out what it’s like to fly these amazing aircraft.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

What happened to the R101? Aviation Lecture

What happened to the R101? Aviation Lecture

  • 14 November 2015

The annual Shuttleworth Aviation Lecture.

Discover how the world's largest flying aircraft, the R101, was expected to revolutionise air travel.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

Engineering open weekend 2016

Engineering open weekend 2016

  • 1 — 2 January 2016

A look behind the scenes of our Engineering Workshop. Meet the engineers and discover the skills needed for the restoration and upkeep of our vintage aircraft.

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/whats-on/

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