The Shuttleworth Collection

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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!

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 - £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.
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/

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/

The Shuttleworth Collection
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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