Shuttleworth map

Plan your visit

Our opening hours:

Winter Opening Times
Monday 28 October – 14 February 2020
10.00 – 16.00 (last admission 15.00).

Summer Opening Times
9 February – 27 October 2019
9.30 – 17.00 (last admission 16.00)

During winter months the Swiss Garden and Woodland may shut earlier than 16.00 on days where there are low light levels. 

At Shuttleworth

Our online booking service will be unavailable until Thursday 19 December. Please call 01767 627933 for Gift Experience boxes. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

We are on Winter Opening Times. Please note admission charges at Winter rate are now applicable.

Shuttleworth will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

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. 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!

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.

The Collection & Swiss Garden (combination)

Adults – £21 | Concessions – £18.50 | Child – £3

The Collection

Adults – £16 | Concessions – £12.50 | Child – £2

The Swiss Garden

Adults – £8.50 | Concessions – £7.50 | Child – £2

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.

Facilities

Dogs

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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.

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.

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 events 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 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 01767 627901 (you can still also use 01767 627927).

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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.

Local taxis must be pre-booked as there is no taxi rank at Biggleswade station.

Venue Hire

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