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At Shuttleworth

Saturday 20 August is Shuttleworth Flying Proms and to visit you will need to have purchased an event ticket in advance or buy one on the gate (entry to the Swiss Garden is included).

Please cooperate in enhancing safety for all concerned by purchasing a ticket and watching the displays from inside our site and you will not only be viewing from the place approved by the Civil Aviation Authority but you will also be helping to keep the Collection flying!

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.

Download a map of the site (The Collection and Swiss Garden). More detailed maps are available in the Visitor Centre or download from the website under each area.

Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. No drone flying is permitted at Shuttleworth. Please also refrain from flying kites as we have a working airfield.

Because we receive no government funding we charge admission to enable us to keep The Collection’s aircraft and vehicles in flying and driving order (this is living & working Collection) and to maintain the garden for visitors.

Events: Please cooperate in enhancing safety for all concerned by purchasing a ticket and watching the displays from inside our site and you will not only be viewing from the place approved by the Civil Aviation Authority but you will also be helping to keep the Collection flying!

Day Admission (non-event days)

For non-event days the following admission prices apply. You can book online or buy at the Visitor Centre & Gift Shop upon arrival.

Groups

Groups of 10 people or more can pre-book discounted entry and tours.

We also offer Educational Visit rates for schools.

Accessibility

Shuttleworth is accessible, and a wheelchair is also available to borrow free of charge from the Visitor Centre. Assistance dogs are welcome and a water bowl can be located outside the restaurant on the patio.

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)
      • SVAS / CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY AIR SQUADRON / OWMAC: Free (with membership card or official RAF identification – weekdays and non-event weekends only)

Visitors will not be allowed access into hangar 5 from 28 – 30 June 2016. Reduced entry rates apply for those days 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)
        • Friends of the Swiss Garden: Free (weekdays and non-event weekends only)

Facilities

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.

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.

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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All pilots use the aerodrome at their own risk and must PPR on 01767 627901 (you can still also use 01767 627927).

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).

Venue Hire

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