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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

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.
Halloween

Halloween at the Swiss Garden

  • 28 October 2017 5:30-8pm

Join us for a family fun filled evening of scary stories with ghoulish games, plus a spooky biscuit and drink. Entry times are staggered from 17:20, please arrive at your allotted time. If you dare, come along from 19:00 for scarier stories!

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

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Especially for children

Admission

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

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/swiss-garden-halloween/

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea (October)

  • 29 October 2017 1:30-3:30pm

Formerly the home of the Shuttleworth family The House will be open for viewing, with room stewards on hand to tell you more about the history of the family and Richard Shuttleworth, and Old Warden Park.

Choose between sittings at 13.00 or 14.30. When booking please state if your party has any dietary requirements. If you would like to upgrade the booking to include prosecco, please email enquiries@shuttleworth.org or call 01767 627933.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

£19.95 per Adult and £9.95 per Child

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/afternoon-tea-october/

Shuttleworth

Aviation Lecture, Pathfinder!

  • 18 November 2017

This year’s annual Aviation lecture is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first RAF Pathfinder Missions during World War 2. Includes a buffet lunch and guided tour of The Shuttleworth Collection.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Online Booking:
Adult – £39
SVAS – £32

Website

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

Old Warden Park

Talk: The History of Old Warden Park

  • 26 November 2017 10:30am-12pm

This colourful talk will bring to life the history of Old Warden Park, led by The House and Parkland manager Amanda Done.

Ticket price includes entry to The House and tea/coffee on arrival.

Attendees may also book for Afternoon Tea (£26.95).

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£9.95

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/talk-oldwardenpark/

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea (November)

  • 26 November 2017 1-3:30pm

Formerly the home of the Shuttleworth family The House will be open for viewing, with room stewards on hand to tell you more about the history of the family and Richard Shuttleworth, and Old Warden Park.

Choose between sittings at 13.00 or 14.30. When booking please state if your party has any dietary requirements. If you would like to upgrade the booking to include prosecco, please email enquiries@shuttleworth.org or call 01767 627933.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

£19.95 per Adult and £9.95 per Child

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/afternoon-tea-november/

Shuttleworth

Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Fly In

  • 2 December 2017 11am-4pm

Once landed Santa will make his way to his Grotto in the Swiss Garden. Visit him on Saturday 2 or Sunday 3 December and then join in with fun and festive Christmas activities in the Garden Room.

Ticket price of £6 per child includes a gift from Santa himself! Please call 01767 627933 to book your place.


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

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£6 per child

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/santas-grotto/

Christmas

Workshop: Wreath Making

  • 9 December 2017 10am-1pm

The workshop runs from 10.00-13.00 in the Garden Room.
£25 per person, includes entry to the Swiss Garden after the workshop.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£25

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/wreath-making/

Festivi-tea

Festivi-Tea and Christmas Carols

  • 10 December 2017 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.

Served at 13.00 and 15.00.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult – £19.95
Child – £9.95

Website

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

Afternoon Tea

Festivi-Tea and Christmas Carols

  • 17 December 2017 From 1pm

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.

Served at 13.00 and 15.00.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult: £19.95
Child: £9.95

Website

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

EOW

Engineering Open Workshop

  • 29 December 2017 10am-4pm

Get to see areas and projects not usually on view to the public and chat to our skilled aircraft 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 the on going restoration projects, what it takes to preserve and run The Collection’s historic Veteran, Edwardian and Vintage cars and bikes including the 1903 De Dietrich – our 2017 London to Brighton veteran vehicle run entry. Free rides will be available on our 1913 open top double Wellingborough bus (weather permitting).

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.

Ticket price includes entry to The Collection and to our picturesque Swiss Garden and that’s a lovely picturesque place to unwind in the fresh air!

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult ticket: £15
SVAS: £7 per member
Students: £5 each
Concessions: £12

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/openworkshop2017/

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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