Frequently asked questions

Is there parking on site?

Free car, motorbike and cycle parking is available on site, and access (non-event days) is via the visitor centre entrance. We do not allow overnight parking.

How can I book admission tickets for the Collection and/or the Swiss Garden on non-event days?

You can buy in advance online through Book a ticket or on the day from the visitor centre.

Are family admission tickets available for the Collection and/or the Swiss Garden on non-event days?

Each paying adult may be accompanied by up to four children free of charge. Additional children are charged at half the adult entry price.

Do you offer group discounts on admission tickets for the Collection and/or the Swiss Garden on non-event days?

Yes, we offer a range of discounts for groups of 10 people or more. All group bookings should be made through our group organiser Sandra Creevy by telephone 01767 627 924 or email sandra.creevy@shuttleworth.org (Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm). At weekends, please contact our visitor centre on 01767 627 927.

Do you offer combination tickets for the Collection and/or the Swiss Garden on non-event days?

Yes, we offer admission tickets for the Collection and the Swiss Garden separately, as well as combination entry tickets. If you are visiting both, the combination ticket will offer the best value.

Do you offer discounts for concessions such as students or over 60s?

We offer a senior entry rate on non-event days.

How can I book event tickets?

You can buy in advance online through What's on, by phone on 01767 627 933 or buy on the day from the ticket office at the gate.

I can't print my ticket, what should I do?

Download your ticket to a mobile device and bring it with you. We can scan your ticket on entry.

What are your opening times?

From February (half term) to October, we are open from 9.30am to 17.00. From November to February (half term), we are open from 10.00 to 16.00. Please see our 'Plan your visit' webpage before travelling as this is where any site information is found.

What days of the year do you close?

We are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We may have altered opening hours on Christmas Eve, please check before travelling.

What facilities do you have on site?

Conference and hospitality facilities for companies, clubs and associations; play area; restaurant and visitor centre and gift shop, which are open seven days a week. We are also a wedding venue.

Is your site suitable for wheelchair access?

Yes, the Collection and the Swiss Garden are wheelchair accessible.

Can I hire a wheelchair on site?

Wheelchairs are available to be borrowed for use on site. There is no need to pre-book, but can be arranged by calling the visitor centre on 01767 627 927.

Is there a cash machine on site?

No. The closest cash machine is in Biggleswade at Sainsbury's supermarket (just off the A1).

Can I bring my dog to Shuttleworth?

Dogs are welcome on site (excluding specific events) but only assistance dogs are allowed within The Collection hangars, Swiss Garden, Restaurant or Visitor Centre & Gift Shop. Water bowls are usually available on the Restaurant patio. Please keep your dog on a lead at all times. Some of our events do not permit entry to dogs, please check before travelling.

Is it free to use the play area?

Entry to our state-of-the-art play area is free on non-event days. During event days, all visitors to the play area must hold a valid event ticket.

I'm coming to an airshow, can I visit the Swiss Garden during the day?

At the current time, entry to the Collection and the Swiss Garden are included in the airshow ticket price. Other events may require an additional entry fee.

Gift Aid and Gift Aid Admission

The Collection is run by a charity and all ticket income goes directly towards the upkeep and preservation of the aircraft, motor vehicles and motorcycles for the long term benefit of visitors. Instead of paying for admission today, you * can make a donation of 10% more than our entry price. This is our Gift Aid admission.

If you can Gift Aid today, the government will give us an extra 25% on top of your kind donation, in lieu of tax you have already paid. This is a rare opportunity to decide how your tax is spent, and all of this money will go directly to the work of the Collection and help keep the aircraft flying.

For details about what Gift Aid is and why we collect it please see our Terms and Conditions.

Online booking and data protection

By purchasing an online ticket you are agreeing that your email address will be added to our mailing list to receive emails from Shuttleworth about future events and news, You may opt out of receiving marketing emails at any time and your details will not be given or sold to any third party supplier.

Talk: Flying The Collection’s aircraft

Sat 25 Feb 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Talk: Flying The Collection's aircraft

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The House Wedding Show

Sun 5 Mar 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Visit The House for our beautiful Wedding Show.

Free entry & parking.

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Disabled Access Day

Sat 11 Mar 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Disabled Access Day at Shuttleworth

Free admission today for disabled visitors and their carers (where applicable)

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Murder Mystery Evening

Sat 11 Mar 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Murder Mystery Evening - new for 2017!

Sold out

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Talk: Restoration of a Regency Gem

Sun 26 Mar 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Talk: Restoration of a Regency Gem

Book online (advance booking required) - optional Afternoon Tea.

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Mother’s Day

Sun 26 Mar 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Afternoon Tea in the magnificent House at Shuttleworth.

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Classic Rally and Autojumble

Sun 2 Apr 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Gemini Events annual Classic Rally and Autojumble

Pre and post war cars, and some of the best loved cars of the 80’s!

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Workshop: Garden Design

Sat 8 Apr 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Workshop: Garden Design

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NGS Open Day

Sat 22 Apr 2017 FIND OUT MORE

NGS Open Day 2017 in the Swiss Garden

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Talk: Celebrating National Tea Day

Sun 23 Apr 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Talk and Afternoon Tea in the magnificent House at Shuttleworth.

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Workshop: House and Garden photography (Spring)

Thu 27 Apr 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Workshop: House and Garden photography

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Mad Hatters Tea Party

Sun 30 Apr 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Mad Hatters Tea Party

It's down the rabbit hole into the Swiss Garden in time for tea!

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Spring walk & lunch with the Head Gardener

Fri 5 May 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Spring walk & lunch with the Head Gardener

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Season Premiere

Sun 7 May 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Season opener for 2017 flying events at Shuttleworth.

Flying display and ground entertainment for all the family.

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Aeromodellers (May)

Sat 13 May 2017 -
Sun 14 May 2017
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Model Air Nostalgia Weekend

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Classic Evening Airshow

Sat 20 May 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Classic Evening Airshow

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Talk: Working for Dorothy Shuttleworth

Sun 21 May 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Talk: Working for Dorothy Shuttleworth

Book online (advance booking required) - optional Afternoon Tea.

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Afternoon Tea (May)

Sun 21 May 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Afternoon Tea in the magnificent House at Shuttleworth.

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Fly Navy

Sun 4 Jun 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Fly Navy event with flying display and ground entertainment.

Celebrating naval aircraft.

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Fly in: Gyro Gathering

Fri 9 Jun 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Fly in: Gyro Gathering

Free event - LAA and BRA Record Fly In attempt

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de havilland Moth Club Charity Flying Weekend

Sat 10 Jun 2017 -
Sun 11 Jun 2017
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deHMC Charity Flying Weekend 2017

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Classic Evening Airshow

Sat 17 Jun 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Classic Evening Airshow

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Pride and Prejudice

Fri 23 Jun 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Pride and Prejudice

Open air theatre (Chapterhouse)

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Military Pageant

Sun 2 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Military Pageant 2017.

Dedicated to recognising the contribution of our Armed Forces – past and present.

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Leyland Society Gathering

Sun 9 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Leyland Society Gathering 2017

Vintage buses - free entry event

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Evening Airshow WWI

Sat 15 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Evening Airshow WWI

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Regency Garden Party

Sun 16 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Regency Garden Party in the Swiss Garden

Our Regency Garden Party will recreate the fairy-tale...

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Workshop: Collection photography

Thu 20 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Workshop: Collection photography

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Summer walk & lunch with the Head Gardener

Fri 21 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Summer walk & lunch with the Head Gardener

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Open Air Cinema

Sat 22 Jul 2017 -
Sun 23 Jul 2017
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Open Air Cinema

Booking available April 2017

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Aeromodellers (July)

Sat 22 Jul 2017 -
Sun 23 Jul 2017
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Model Air Scale Weekend

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Talk: Paintings Collection at the House

Sun 30 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Talk: Paintings Collection at the House

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A Gathering of Moths

Sun 30 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

DH Moth Club Fly In

Free event

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Afternoon Tea (July)

Sun 30 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Afternoon Tea in the magnificent House at Shuttleworth.

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Hurricane Heritage Photography Day

Thu 3 Aug 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Workshop: Hurricane Heritage Photography Day

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Edwardian Pageant

Sun 6 Aug 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Airshow of the Shuttleworth season 2017.

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Invertebrate Walk

Wed 16 Aug 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Led by members of the Bedfordshire Invertebrate Group

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Flying Proms

Sat 19 Aug 2017 FIND OUT MORE

20 Year of Flying Proms, a truly British event!

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Wind in the Willows

Fri 25 Aug 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Wind in the Willows

Open air theatre (Chapterhouse)

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Afternoon Tea (August)

Sun 27 Aug 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Afternoon Tea in the magnificent House at Shuttleworth.

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Shuttleworth Heritage Day

Sun 3 Sep 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Shuttleworth Heritage Day celebrating 175 years Clayton & Shuttleworth.

Celebrate the heart of Shuttleworth, past and present.

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Workshop: Autumn & Winter planting

Sat 9 Sep 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Workshop: Autumn & Winter planting

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Chops and Props

Sun 10 Sep 2017 FIND OUT MORE

NCC Bedfordshire presents Chops and Props

Motorbikes and more! Free entry.

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Bedfordshire Steam Fair 2017

Fri 15 Sep 2017 -
Sun 17 Sep 2017
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Bedfordshire Steam Fair 2017

Celebrating 175 years of Clayton & Shuttleworth!

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Workshop: House and Garden photography

Thu 21 Sep 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Workshop: House and Garden photography (Autumn)

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Aeromodellers (Sept)

Sat 23 Sep 2017 -
Sun 24 Sep 2017
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Model Air Festival of Flight

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Talk: The Life of Richard Shuttleworth

Sun 24 Sep 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Talk: The Life of Richard Shuttleworth

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Afternoon Tea (September)

Sun 24 Sep 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Afternoon Tea in the magnificent House at Shuttleworth.

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Shuttleworth Race Day

Sun 1 Oct 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Season Finale 2017

Vintage 'mock' air races and the 2nd year of the Shuttleworth Sprint.

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Autumn walk & lunch with the Head Gardener

Fri 6 Oct 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Autumn walk & lunch with the Head Gardener

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Talk: Frank’s Furniture Collection

Sun 29 Oct 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Talk: Frank’s Furniture Collection

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Afternoon Tea (October)

Sun 29 Oct 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Afternoon Tea in the magnificent House at Shuttleworth.

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Talk: The History of Old Warden Park

Sun 26 Nov 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Talk: The History of Old Warden Park

Book online (advance booking required) - optional Afternoon Tea.

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Afternoon Tea (November)

Sun 26 Nov 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Afternoon Tea in the magnificent House at Shuttleworth.

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Festivi-tea and Christmas Carols

Sun 10 Dec 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Festivi-tea and Christmas Carols

Booking available March 2017

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Festivi-tea and Christmas Carols

Sun 17 Dec 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Christmas Themed Afternoon Tea with Christmas carols.

Booking available March 2017

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