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Post war to Cold war

This Aviation Museum has a unique collection of British aircraft from the "golden age" of British aircraft manufacture. From the end of WWII until the 1970's British aircraft designers produced some of the most innovative and advanced aircraft of the day. From post war to cold war, this museum clearly shows that timeline in aviation terms.

In this collection there are examples from the major manufacturers of this period.

Amongst the list are classic names, Avro, Hawker, Gloster, De Havilland, English Electric, Blackburn, Percival.

Opening times and entry cost information


We are open on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.

We are closed on Monday 1st May Bank Holiday

Opening times are 09:30 to 16:30$

Please note that the museum is closed on Saturday the 27th of May for a private function, we are sorry for any inconvenience.

1Adults £7.50 each, Children 5-14 £2.50 each, under fives no charge

Events days will have different rates depending upon the type of event and who is running it.

Visits for groups etc outside of these times may be arranged, please contact the museum for details.

Fast Jet Open Day

Our next big event is on the 20th of May 2017. This is a twinned event, with a day event and a separate evening photography event. Tickets will be available to attend the day event on its own, or (for an additional price) the whole day + evening event. Catering will be available on the day with tea, coffee, burgers, hot dogs etc for sale.


Public English Electric Lightning 53-671 engine runs during the day, with Buccaneer S1, and Hunter T7 on static line up. The Lightning and the Buccaneer will be available for two sessions each of cockpit tours during the day. (See below)

On the day ticket entry price will be £12. The museum will then close at 16:00.

Cockpit tours during the day will be £5.00 for the Lightning and £5.00 for the Buccaneer. Lower age limit of 10 years old. A limited number of reserved timed cockpit tour tickets will be available in advance from next week. The rest of the slots will be first come first served on the day. This is to help people traveling from long distances, to try not to miss out on cockpit tours. We can take payment in advance or on the day. Any booked tickets places not taken up 30 minutes before the tour time will be re-issued.

Timings for the cockpit tours.
09:30 to 11:3018 slots per aircraft
14:00 to 15:009 slots pre bookable, per aircraft

Lightning engine run time is 13:00.


Twilight, lit photographers photo shoot for Lightning 53-671, Buccaneer XN923, Hunter T7 XL591 from 18:30 to 20:30 is available for an additional £8.00 if you want to stay after closing time @16:00 (total of £20). Hot food and refreshments will be available in the evening too.

The Buccaneer and Lightning will have aircraft DC power applied to light up the cockpits for photography for a defined period during the event. Tickets for the night shoot in advance please (tickets are limited to 100).

Places for night photography event; book by email to:

Gatwick Aviation Museum
Lowfield Heath Road

Telephone Number (GAM): 01293 862417
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Contact Information

Telephone Number (GAM)01293 862417


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