Croydon Airport Visitor Centre

Croydon Airport Visitor Centre
Airport House,
Purley Way
Croydon
Surrey
CR0 0XZ
England

Website

Croydon Airport Visitor Centre is a volunteer led community museum operated by the Croydon Airport Society

www.croydonairportsociety.org.uk

E-mail

info@croydonairportsociety.org.uk

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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, Heritage site

Opening hours

First Sunday of every month 11:00 - 16:00 and Open House London weekend. Other open days announced via website www.croydonairportsociety.org.uk

Admission charges

FREE, donations welcome.

Getting there

Located on the A23 Purley Way. Take the 119 or 289 bus. Nearest Train stations:- East Croydon, Waddon and Purley.

Additional info

Toilets. Restaurant on site. Free parking.

Getting there

Located on the A23 Purley Way. Take the 119 or 289 bus. Nearest Train stations:- East Croydon, Waddon and Purley.

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