Registered Charity No. 1075858

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 throughout the year.

Winter opening times (November - March inc): 09:30 to 16:00; last entry 15:00.

Summer opening times (April - October inc): 09:30 to 16:30; last entry 15:30.

Entrance costs1

Adults Children 5-14 Under 5
£7.50 £2.50 no charge


Visits for groups etc outside of these times may be arranged, please contact the museum for details. We do not ask for a donation from youth and education groups, although any donation offered is gratefully received.

Please note; due to the recent sale of land to Gatwick Airport Limited the "viewing area" is no longer available to observe the activities at the airport. Once the airport complete any works associated with this land we will try to re-instigate a new viewing area. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Click on the picture to see the Video of the Shackleton engine run on the 20th October 2018


Contact Information

Gatwick Aviation Museum
Vallance Byways
Lowfield Heath Road

Telephone Number (GAM) 01293 862417
Email address



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1This is treated as a donation and is the suggested amount(s)