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.
Santa's Fly In

Santa's Christmas Fly In

  • 5 December 2015 11am-4pm

Then visit him in the Swiss Cottage and join us in the garden room for Christmas activities. £3 per child, visits run from 11.30am to 3:50pm, pre-book by calling 01767 627935.

£3 booking does not include entrance into the garden, however a discounted admission rate is available to book online (below) and will be available on the day to visit our beautiful Swiss Garden and / or the Collection. Christmas trails will be available on day.

To round your day off join the choir from St Andrews Church for carols in the Swiss Garden for the first night switch-on of the Swiss Garden in lights.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£3 per child



The Swiss Gardens In Lights

  • 5 — 10 December 2015

Experience the amazing Swiss Garden lit up as never before. Discover the magic of colour, light and interactive installations within the beautiful surroundings of our gardens. Such as the Aviary light installation and movement-activated bridge illuminations! Key garden features along the route will be highlighted by the creative skills of the e-Luminate team as this event offers a contemporary twist on Lord Ongley’s lamp-lit gardens and the bird enclosure (now just a ruin) that he included in his Regency landscape to impress his friends.

This modern-day event is aimed at bringing history alive while offering a fantastic evening out and the opportunity to see this beautiful garden in an entirely new light!

Suitable for

  • Any age


£3 per Child
£10 per Adult
£24 Family (2 adults 2 children)


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.


The Shuttleworth Collection
Old Warden Park
SG18 9EP





01767 627927


01767 627927


01767 627949

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