School visits

Add an exciting dimension to your teaching this term by booking an educational visit to Shuttleworth. We are committed to lifelong learning and offer a diverse range of formal and informal education programmes for all levels from Early Years to KS3.

The Collection

Guided Educational visits to the Collection may be arranged to cover various aspects of KS1 and KS2 syllabus content. These include:

  • First Flight
  • Transport General,
  • History and Theory of Flight
  • Aviation Pioneers
  • Aircraft of WW1 and WW2

We can offer bespoke packages, please get in touch to discuss your required learning outcomes.

We can often provide a room on arrival for an introductory briefing and for lunch but please ensure that this is requested at the time of booking to check availability.

Access information

The Collection is wheelchair accessible, and facilities include a disabled toilet.


Shuttleworth Discovery

If your group have access to smart devices such as a tablet why not try the Shuttleworth Discovery app to learn more about some of our aircraft from the pilots’ stories to how they fly!


The Swiss Garden

Our landscaped Swiss Garden provides a wonderful resource for hands-on learning about the natural world.

Learning Officer-led sessions include:

  • Learning Officer-led workshops
  • Hands-on, curriculum-linked activities
  • Access to an indoor area for lunch and storage
  • Free pre-visit for two staff to plan their school trip

(Max group size: 35 children)

We also offer a basic self-led educational package, which includes:

  • Entry for students and education staff
  • Access to an indoor area for lunch (subject to availability)
  • Free pre-visit for two staff to plan their school trip

Access information

The entrance to the Swiss Garden is ramped and all displays and activities take place on one level. Facilities include a disabled toilet with baby changing, a restaurant and gift shop.


How to book

To book a school visit please contact

Call: 01767 627 934 (Mon-Frid, 09.00-17.00)

Archive Research Service

The online catalogue (Blériot) is part of the Archive Research Service. It contains in excess of ten thousand records of books, letters and photographic material.

Access Blériot

For any questions about archives, research and library services, please contact