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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.
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/

Morning Room

The House Wedding Show

  • 14 January 2018 11am-3pm

You will meet a range of quality suppliers ready to help plan your special day. Couples getting married will also receive a free goody bag.

For more information call 01245 895470 or email info@mainweddingsandevents.co.uk

Event Information:
Doors open 11.00-15.00 with free admission and parking.
Pre-register via http://www.mainweddingsandevents.co.uk/Bedfordshire-Wedding-Shows/The-House-Shuttleworth/

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Website

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

Valentines

Valentines at Shuttleworth

  • 11 February 2018 From 1am

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 Old Warden Park. Choose between sittings at 13.00 or 14.30.

Pre-book only. Ticket: £31.95 (includes a glass of Champagne)

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£31.95

Website

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

NGS

NGS Open Day at the Swiss Garden

  • 18 February 2018 10am-4pm

Since its foundation, the National Gardens Scheme has donated £50 million to charities across the UK. Around 3,700 gardens open each year for the National Garden Scheme.

Don’t forget to share your images with us on social media using #NGSopenday

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

£8 per Adult (with up to four children FREE)
£7 per Concession

Website

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

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day

  • 11 March 2018 From 1am

Enjoy a freshly baked Afternoon Tea in the delightful setting of The House, with a chance to explore its grand rooms and find out more about the history of the family and Old Warden park

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

£20.95 – Adult
£10.95 – Child

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/mothers-day

Afternoon Tea

Easter Afternoon Tea

  • 1 April 2018 1-3:30pm

Treat yourself to a wonderful Easter themed afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House at Shuttleworth. 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 Old Warden park.

Pre-book only. Upgrades to include Prosecco and Champagne are available. For groups of 9 or more, please call 01767 627965 or email events@shuttleworth.org. When booking please state if your party has any dietary requirements.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£20.95 per Adult
£10.95 per Child

Website

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

Planting workshop

Workshop: Planting Design

  • 7 April 2018 10am-1pm

Pick up expert tips from RHS and Chelsea Flower Show award winning garden designer Philippa Pearson on the use of plants to create stunning displays in your garden. Tips on how to choose the right plant for the right place and to create a garden with structure and interest throughout the season. Using the Swiss Garden as a base for looking at garden design and planting layouts, this workshop will enhance your plant knowledge and design skills.

The event ticket includes entry to the garden – feel free to explore the delights of the Swiss Garden during the afternoon and see examples of early season planting.

Suitable for ages 16+. For more information please email enquiries@shuttleworth.org.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£25

Website

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/workshop-plantingdesign/

Spring Walk

Spring Walk and Lunch with the Head Gardener

  • 13 April 2018 10:30am-2pm

Seasonal highlights and a tour of the Swiss Garden in the company of our Head 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. Enjoy lunch afterwards, with an opportunity to chat informally to senior members of the garden team, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have about what you’ve seen on the tour and developments in the Garden.

Highlights include swathes of daffodils throughout the garden, a selection of Rhododendrons and other Spring flowering shrubs, and alpine plants in the Rock Garden. Suitable for ages 16+.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£25.00

Website

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

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea (April)

  • 22 April 2018 1-3:30pm

Treat yourself to a wonderful Treat yourself to a wonderful home-baked afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House at Shuttleworth. 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 Old Warden park.

Pre-book only. Upgrades to include Prosecco and Champagne are available. For groups of 9 or more, please call 01767 627965 or email events@shuttleworth.org. When booking please state if your party has any dietary requirements

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£20.95 per adult and £10.95 per child.

Website

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

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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