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At Shuttleworth

Shuttleworth is based in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, just off the A1 at Biggleswade. Originally the home, gardens and vintage aircraft & vehicle collection of the Shuttleworth family, it is now one of Bedfordshire’s most interesting visitor attractions. The Collection and Swiss Garden are open to the public, and the House regularly hosts conferences and business events.

Day admission tickets for the Collection, the Swiss Garden and combination tickets are bookable online – see Day Admission below. Please note these tickets are not valid for specific event days, tickets for which are bookable on the page for that specific event.

Shuttleworth is accessible, and a wheelchair is also available to borrow free of charge from the Visitor Centre.

Smoking

Please note that smoking is only permitted in designated areas around the site.

Dogs

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Dogs are permitted on site (excluding specific events) but non-assistance dogs are not allowed within the Collection hangars, Swiss Garden, Restaurant or Visitor Centre & Gift Shop. Water bowls are usually available on the Restaurant patio.

A new site map will be available for December 2015.

Events

Events run throughout the year. May to October there are flying displays and vehicle parades at some of our main events, giving visitors the chance to see the Collection’s aircraft and vehicles in action. The Swiss Garden hosts outdoor theatre and evening music events. On the Parkland outside the House a range of events take place throughout the year from dog shows to the annual Bedfordshire Steam Fair.

On large event days the Collection and the Swiss Garden may only be open to event ticket holders. Most large events are bookable online and tickets will be available on the gate unless otherwise stated. Please check the What’s On page before visiting.

Facilities

Venue Hire

Shuttleworth is available for weddings, corporate venue hire and conferences, and external events.

Parking

Free parking is available for cars, motorcycles, bicycles and coaches. Disabled parking is available for blue badge holders. We welcome visiting vehicle groups – those group booking in advance may be able to reserve parking together.

Landing

There are currently no aircraft landing fees but visiting pilots must PPR at all times – please read our Airfield Information.

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Public Transport

For public transport our closest rail station is in Biggleswade (approx 3 miles). There is no bus link, but local taxis can be pre-booked or a taxi rank is located in Biggleswade Market Square (1 min walk from rail station).

Please note that smoking is only permitted in designated areas around the site.

Day Admission

For non-event days the following admission prices apply. You can book online or buy at the Visitor Centre & Gift Shop upon arrival.  Groups of 10 people or more can pre-book discounted entry and tours.

We also offer Educational Visit rates for schools.

Combined tickets: Entry to the Collection and the Swiss Garden

Adults: £20
Concessions: £17.50 (free entry for registered carer)
Children under 16yrs: Free (up to four children when accompanied by a paying adult)

The Collection*

Adults: £15
Concessions: £12 (free entry for registered carer)
Children under 16yrs: Free (up to four children when accompanied by a paying adult, additional children admission £7.50 each)
Adult group (10 or more adults): £10 per person
SVAS / CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY AIR SQUADRON / OWMAC: Free
(with membership card or official RAF identification – weekdays and non-event weekends only)

*Admission to the Collection includes a gift aid donation

Swiss Garden

Adults: £8
Concessions: £7 (free entry for registered carer)
Children under 16yrs: Free (up to four children when accompanied by a paying adult, additional children admission £4)
Adult group (10 or more adults): £6 per person
Friends of the Swiss Garden: Free (weekdays and non-event weekends only)

Please visit group admissions to pre-book for groups of 10 or more people at the discounted rate.