Winter Opening Hours

Please note that we are now on our Winter Opening Hours (10:00 – 16:00). Tickets can be purchased at:

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Engineering Open Workshop

A unique opportunity to explore the hallowed Shuttleworth Collection engineering workshops. Hosted by Deputy Chief Engineer and Shuttleworth veteran of 52 years, Andy Preslent; come and see our aviation projects first-hand and meet our professional and volunteer engineering teams.

The Collection’s engineers operate, maintain, rebuild and restore a diverse, world-class collection of working vehicles, aircraft, steam and agricultural equipment. During our Open Workshop, our experts are on hand to show and explain their unique work.

Some of the unique insights to be gained during the weekend:

  • How our engineers keep everything, from the world’s oldest airworthy aeroplane to a WW2 Supermarine Spitfire and its mighty Merlin engine flying
  • Learn how a piston engine works
  • Find out about the fuel and oil we use, and how we obtain it
  • Explore how a 120-year-old car is built, or how to ride a 150-year-old bicycle
  • An opportunity to ask questions to our uniquely skilled and experienced teams
  • Enjoy working demonstrations of steam, cars, bikes and aircraft (weather permitting)

*Please note* This is not a guided tour, but instead a chance for you to explore the workshop in your own time.

Unique Activities                                          

Spitfire Sit-in Experience (separate ticket required)

We are thrilled to offer the unique opportunity to sit in our own Supermarine Spitfire during the weekend. Please book your ticket on this page.


Discovery Teams

In the Engineering Workshop, with our Discovery Team and Engineering Apprentice, try your hand at:

  • Wing rib construction
  • STIXX fuselage construction
  • Wire locking
  • Tapping & Dieing

With our Heritage Team, look at wood restoration and building from period plans.


You will require an Engineering Open Workshop specific ticket to access Shuttleworth Collection and Gardens for this event. 30-day tickets and memberships are not valid on either day.

Members are entitled to a discount ticket. Please book using this page.

Tickets on the gate are available subject to availability.

Whilst we will do our very best to offer all of the advertised exhibits, this may change subject to serviceability and weather.