Shuttleworth map

Plan your visit

Saturday 15 August is our ‘Magnificent Musical Flying Display‘ event and on this date, Shuttleworth is only open to airshow ticket holders.

Throughout August find our Shuttleworth Fairies in the Swiss Garden.








Shuttleworth is open daily 10.00-17.00, with a ‘site-entry’ fee.

Buy your ticket online and re-use it multiple times for up to a month after the date for which it was purchased. Contactless payments are available on the gate but these are single use only.

The Engineering workshop, library, restaurant, and gift shop remain closed to the public.

Outdoor takeaway, hot food, snack and drinks, and toilets available.


Around 60 acres of space:


The PLAY AREA has a pre-booking system and is £2 per child for a 1.5 hour time slot – book online.

(Max 6 children per adult. No more than 6 adults in the Play Area at any one time. There are no additional charges for Adults to enter the Play Area)

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!


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



Dogs on leads are welcome on site (excluding specific events) but only assistance dogs are allowed within the Swiss Garden and hangars.


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


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


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.


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.