Shoreham Airport Historical Association and Archive

Shoreham Airport Visitor Centre
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Whether you are an aviation enthusiast or a keen photographer, these tours are ideally suited. Consisting of an airside tour and visits to the hangars, you are assured of an interesting time.

Available during airport opening hours - booking in advance required.

A full Airport tour, which lasts about an hour, provides an insight into Shoreham's past along with a detailed explanation about the current day airport. Views of the resident aircraft are available throughout the tour and costs £4.50 (adults) or £2.50 (children and schools).

To book your place please call into the Airport Visitor Centre or phone 01273 441061. Further information from the Visitor Centre.

The Airport Visitor Centre & Museum boasts a wealth of interesting displays, information about aviation in general and the Airport itself.

The service is expertly operated by volunteers and funded by donations.

Venue Type:

Archive, Museum, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

Airport Guided Tours for schools, colleges, U3A, Probus groups, Scouts, Cubs and much more.
Presentations and talks available.
Opening times:
Weekdays 1000-1500
Weekends 1200-1500

Admission charges

There is no admission charge to the Visitor Centre, although we do ask for a small donation if you should feel your visit worthwhile.
Views of the resident aircraft are available throughout the tour and costs £4.50 (adults) or £2.50 (children and schools).

The Archive houses a massive collection of photographs and literature dating back 95 years. In addition, we also publish a quarterly journal which contains a large degree of research material. Shoreham can boast one of the most comprehensive archives of all general aviation airports. We are always delighted to hear from anybody interested in Shoreham, from veteran pilot to general visitor.

Aircraft Restoration & New Build Projects:
Our projects are very carefully selected to promote the Archive and to supply our visitors with a good understanding of how technology has developed at Shoreham. At present we have a 1910 Lee-Richards Annular Biplane replica which provides an excellent tool in which to explain the differences in aircraft in the pioneering years and also represents an early design of aeroplane which was later to be developed at Shoreham into a successful monoplane.

We have recently created a 1935 Pou de Ciel or to many of us better known as the 'Flying Flea'. The Flea played an important part of Shoreham's history when the demonstrator model of this peculiar aeroplane was flown by its creator, Henri Mignet, at the Official Opening Day of the Municipal Airport, 13th June 1936. The Archive can now boast a 'Flying Flea' which has been built to the original 1935 specification.

Collection details

Archives, Aviation, Weapons and War

Shoreham Airport Historical Association and Archive
Terminal Building
Shoreham Airport
East Sussex
BN43 5FF




01273 441061

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