The Shuttleworth Collection
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!
Museum, Transport heritage site
Summer 0930 - 1700
Winter 1000 - 1600
Last admission 1 hour before closing
Closed: Christmas and New Year
(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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
- 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.
- 16 August 2015
Marvellous music event at Shuttleworth.
The annual music festival at Shuttleworth. Pods can be booked from 1 December 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Shuttleworth Collection
Old Warden Park