The Shuttleworth Collection’s six hangars are open to visitors, with COVID-19 measures in place including hand sanitiser stations positioned throughout. The engineering workshop remains closed to the public to enable our engineers to work safely.
Please be aware of the arrows indicating the direction you should follow around the hangars, and ‘in/out’ points.
Shuttleworth is open daily (excluding airshow event days), with a ‘site-entry’ fee.
Summer Opening Hours (February Half Term – Sunday 1 November): 10.00 – 17.00.
Winter Opening hours (Mondy 2 November – February Half Term): 10.00 – 16.00.
Please note: the site will be closed from 21 – 26 December 2020.
- Adults – £15
- Children under 16 – free (4 per person, excluding pay2play area).
- Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society (SVAS) and Friends of Swiss Garden members only need to bring valid membership card for free entry.
- Old Warden Model Club members are free.
- Carers are free of charge (no booking required).
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.
The play area is now included in the daily admission fee. There will be a member of staff available to ensure that we do not exceed the maximum capacity.
(Max 6 children per adult. Groups of adults should be no more than 6 together to meet COVID-19 rules.)
Dogs on leads are welcome on site (excluding specific events) but only assistance dogs are allowed within the Swiss Garden and hangars.
What is inside the Shuttleworth Collection?
The Collection opened to the public in 1963, with further aircraft and vehicles added over the years. Events that encompass flying displays and vehicle parades draw crowds from all over the world. The Collection’s aircraft and vehicles, as much as possible, are all kept working as intended – it’s where history flies and drives!
The Shuttleworth Collection is a registered charity, self-funded through daily admission and airshows ticket sales.
- Vintage aircraft: 1909-1950s (view the aircraft gallery)
- Veteran Vehicles: Edwardian cars, early dogcarts, commercials including buses, and 1930s-1940s cars (view the vehicle gallery)
- Classic Motorcycles: including a rare 1904 Aurora (view the motorcycle gallery)
- Veteran bicycles: including a penny farthings and a boneshaker (view the bicycle gallery)
- Industrial Heritage exhibits: Steam engine, working Chaff Cutter, living van and tractors (view the industrial heritage gallery)
Richard Shuttleworth’s DH60X still flies in The Collection’s airshows.
Our exhibits are within six large hangars, and the engineering workshop (EW not only to the public due to COVID 19). Follow the links below to explore the themes of each hangar. Please note, as Shuttleworth is home to a living, working collection exhibits sometimes change location. If you are looking for a specific exhibit, please ask our Visitor Centre team.
- Engineering Workshop CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC due to COVID 19
- Hangar 1: WWI
- Hangar 2: WWII
- Hangar 3: Clayton & Shuttleworth
- Hangar 4: Leading Edge
- Hangar 5: Transport Pioneers
- Hangar 6: Flying High
View or download The Collection map below.