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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.
Santa

Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Fly In

  • 3 December 2016 11:30am-4pm *on now

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 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/

Regency Gem

Talk: Restoration of a Regency Gem

  • 26 March 2017 10:30am-12pm

Find out about Lord Onglely’s ‘Swiss vision’, the Shuttleworth family’s interventions and future plans for the garden in this fascinating talk by the Swiss Garden Manager Corinne Price. It will delight anyone who wants to know more about this unusual garden and those who have shaped it.

The talk includes a slide show presentation of historical images and those of the most recent restoration work. Ticket price includes entry to Swiss Garden and tea/coffee on arrival. Advance booking required.

Attendees may also book for Afternoon Tea (see ticket options below).


Location:
The Garden Room within the Swiss Garden.
Afternoon Tea will be served at The House (optional).

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Talk – £9.95
Talk with Afternoon Tea – £26.95

Website

http://Website page: http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/talk-regencygem/

Garden Design

Workshop: Garden Design

  • 8 April 2017 10am-4pm

Using the Swiss Garden as a base for looking at garden layout and landscape design, this workshop will include practical sessions with refreshments and lunch included. Part of the programme will include a tour of the garden – please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Refreshments and lunch included, for special dietary requirements please email Juliette.Paxton@shuttleworth.org.


Location:
The Garden Room within the Swiss Garden.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£40

Website

http://Website page: http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/workshop-gardendesign/

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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