Shuttleworth map

Plan your visit

Shuttleworth is open daily (excluding air show and engineering open days), with a ‘site entry’ fee.

Explore almost 60 acres of COVID-secure Shuttleworth attractions, including the historic Lakeside Parkland, the beautiful Swiss Garden, the Woodland and Shrubbery Walks, the Cherub fountain at the Summer House and the amazing views outside Shuttleworth House.

For children, we have a wonderful large Play Area, trails in the garden and acres of space to run around.

The Shuttleworth Collection hangars remain closed until 17 May 2021.

There are no time limits, please arrive whenever suits you best. Bring a picnic or purchase take-away refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks, snacks and sandwiches and hot items) on-site, and watch aircraft flying in and out of our 1930’s grass airfield (outside seating available).

The Runway Café and Gift Shop are open for a walk through takeaway service. The Refuelling Station is open at the weekend from 11:00 – 15:00.

Parking is free.

Dogs on leads welcome, just not within the house, garden or hangars.

Four sets of toilets in four different locations with both standard and accessible toilets.

To view our site map, please click here.

 

Opening Hours

Summer Opening Hours (Monday 15 February – 31 October): 10.00 – 17.00 (last entry is at 16.30).
Winter Opening Hours (Monday 1 November –  Sunday 13 February): 10.00 – 16.00 (last entry is at 15.30).

 

Admission

  • Adults – £15
  • Essential carers and children under 16 are free of charge, no ticket required.
  • Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society (SVAS) and Friends of Swiss Garden members only need to bring a valid membership card for free entry.
  • Old Warden Model Club members are free.
  • RHS members are free on Thursdays only (no booking required, please show your card at the gate).
  • Gardeners World 2-4-1 (book one ticket online and show your card on the gate).

Our Online Daily Admission Ticket can be used multiple times for up to 30 days after the date for which it was purchased. You are not required to pre-book when you are visiting again within the month of purchasing your online daily admission ticket, just show your ticket to the gate staff on the day. Tickets brought on the gate are single-use only. Tickets are not refundable or transferable.

Terms and conditions apply, Bookings subject to availability.

DAILY ADMISSION TICKETS ARE NOT VALID ON AIR SHOWS OR EVENTS. 

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 Shuttleworth House regularly hosts conferences and business events.

Download a map of the site (The Collection and Swiss Garden). During the winter months, the Swiss Garden and Woodland may shut earlier than 16.00 on days where there are low light levels.

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 viewed from the place approved by the Civil Aviation Authority but you will also be helping to keep The Collection flying!

Accessibility

Shuttleworth is accessible, with wheelchair friendly paths within the Swiss Garden and level access to all six hangars.

 

Dogs

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Dogs on leads are welcome on site (excluding specific events) but only assistance dogs are allowed within the Swiss Garden, Collection Hangars and Play Area.

Events

On large event days Shuttleworth may only be open to event ticket holders. Please check the events page or contact enquiries before visiting.

Parking

Parking is available for cars, motorcycles, bicycles and coaches. Disabled parking is available for blue badge holders.

Landing

Aircraft landing fees of £10 apply. Visiting pilots must read and accept the airfield terms and conditions and PPR at all times – please read our Airfield Information.

All pilots use the aerodrome at their own risk and must PPR on via our online system. If you cannot use the automated system or you wish to request overnight parking then please call 01767 627901. However, please note that due to staff shortages this line may not be monitored all the time.

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Public Transport

For public transport our closest rail station is in Biggleswade, approx. 3 miles.

There is a bus link from Bedford to Biggleswade No.74 stopping locally at Ickwell Green, 0.85 miles from The Shuttleworth Collection entrance by public footpath. There is no public bus service that serves Shuttleworth directly.

It is advisable to pre-book taxis where possible.