The Collection of aircraft and cars was started by Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth, a passionate racer and pilot. Based in the aerodrome, the Collection contains some of last airworthy aircraft of their type remaining anywhere in the world.
- Vintage aircraft: 1909-1950s
- Vehicles: mostly Edwardian, early dogcarts and 1930s-1940s cars
- Motorcycles, penny farthings and a 1904 Aurora
- Agricultural exhibits: working Chaff Cutter, living van and tractors
The Collection opened to the public in 1963, and further aircraft and vehicles have been 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!
We are on Winter opening times, 7 days a week including bank holidays.
We will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day (1 Jan 2018).
Winter times – 10.00 – 16.00 (last admission 15.00)
Summer times – 9.30 – 17.00 (last admission 16.00)
Old Warden Aerodrome
Phone: 01767 627927