Croydon Airport Visitor Centre

Croydon Airport Visitor Centre
Airport House,
Purley Way



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Airport House, Croydon entrance to Booking Hall

Built in 1928, it's official title was Air Port of London, Croydon. This was the UK's international airport through the 1920's and 30's. It was the home base to Britain's national airline, Imperial Airways. Many world record breaking flights began and ended here from famous pilots such as Amy Johnson and Charles Kingsford- Smith.
It was first established as an RFC Station during WWI and was also a frontline RAF Station during the Battle of Britain in WWII.
The Croydon Airport Visitor Centre comprises two galleries in the airport’s old control tower, with displays and rare artifacts telling the history of the world’s first international airport.

Venue Type:

Transport heritage site, Museum

Opening hours

First Sunday of the month, 11:00 - 16:00
Otherwise by prior arrangement only

Admission charges

FREE, donations welcome.

Additional info

Toilets. Restaurant on site. Free parking.