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Welcome to the Croydon Airport Visitor Centre micro-museum. The Croydon Airport Visitor Centre is a volunteer led micro-museum which opened its doors in 2000.

Croydon Airport Visitor Centre is located in the world’s oldest Air Traffic Control Tower at:-

Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon, CR0 0XZ.

Opening Times

  • First Sunday of the month throughout the year (with the exception of New Years Day). 
  • Our next Open Days will be on Sunday 20th September for the national Open House event and Sunday 4th October for a normal Open Day. Advance online booking will be required via Eventbrite. Booking will go live about 10 days prior to each event. First entry at 10am

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/historic-croydon-airport-open-day-re-opening-special-limited-places-tickets-117890394343

Due to Covid-19 there are some restrictions on how we can operate the museum:-

Each booking needs a valid phone number for Track and Trace purposes- this will only be kept for 21 days. 

  • Please arrive promptly at the start time quoted on your ticket- no more than 10 mins in advance
  • Please follow the guidance from our volunteers to help keep everyone safe during your visit.
  • On the day, entry will be by minimum donation of £6 per adult toward the upkeep of the museum. Children under 16 are free.
  • Maximum of 6 people per tour.
  • Face masks must be worn when inside the building. For the external tour, face masks are worn at your discretion.
  • Tours and museum/control tower visits are run to a strict timetable to adhere to social distancing requirements.
  • Please help by adhering to social distancing, wear a mask, give way to others and use hand sanitiser.
  • If you are feeling unwell or displaying Corona virus symptoms please do not attend.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING!

 

Please note that wheelchair access is available to the ground floor Booking Hall exhibits and by lift to the lower floor of the Museum. There is no wheelchair access to the Control Tower.

Additional special Open Days are held at various times throughout the year. See website for details.

Information

The Croydon Airport Visitor Centre is a volunteer led micro museum. Designed by haleysharpe.com and opened in 2000, it was the winner of a British Tourism Award. Exhibition space includes displays located in the world’s oldest Air Traffic Control Tower in Airport House. Features include interactive display, exhibits and visual images charting the history of Croydon Airport from World War I airfield, London’s international airport, Battle of Britain airfield and closure in 1959.

How to find us

Croydon Airport Visitor Centre is located in Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon, CR0 0XZ.

Bus routes refer to Airport House under its former name of Croydon Airport.

By Train

Waddon is the nearest station and a 15 minute walk. 289 bus routes from the station to Croydon Airport.

Purley is 10 minutes by 289 bus

East Croydon is 20 minutes from central London and then 15mins by the 119 bus.

By Bus

Bus routes that serve Croydon Airport are the 289 and 119. Buses stop outside Airport House/ Croydon Airport or across the road at The Colonnades.

By Car

Parking is free during Open Days

School/Youth Group and Adult Group Visits

 

School, Youth Groups, and Adult Groups are very welcome during our monthly Open Days. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate visits outside these times except by prior arrangement.

Outreach

As resources allow, we can visit your school/youth group or adult group during the day/evening to give an illustrated talk on the history of the Historic Croydon Airport.

Welcome to the Croydon Airport Visitor Centre micro-museum. The Croydon Airport Visitor Centre is a volunteer led micro-museum which opened its doors in 2000.

Croydon Airport Visitor Centre is located in the world’s oldest Air Traffic Control Tower at:-

Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon, CR0 0XZ.

Opening Times

  • First Sunday of the month throughout the year (with the exception of New Years Day). 
  • Our next Open Days will be on Sunday 20th September for the national Open House event and Sunday 4th October for a normal Open Day. Advance online booking will be required via Eventbrite. Booking will go live about 10 days prior to each event. First entry at 10am

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/historic-croydon-airport-open-day-re-opening-special-limited-places-tickets-117890394343

Due to Covid-19 there are some restrictions on how we can operate the museum:-

Each booking needs a valid phone number for Track and Trace purposes- this will only be kept for 21 days.

  • Please arrive promptly and no more than 10 minutes before the quoted start time.
  • Please follow the guidance from our volunteers to help keep everyone safe during your visit.
  • On the day, entry will be by minimum donation of £6 per adult toward the upkeep of the museum. Children under 16 are free.
  • Maximum of 6 people per tour.
  • Face masks must be worn when inside the building. For the external tour, face masks are worn at your discretion.
  • Tours and museum/control tower visits are run to a strict timetable to adhere to social distancing requirements.
  • Please help by adhering to social distancing, wear a mask, give way to others and use hand sanitiser.
  • If you are feeling unwell or displaying Corona virus symptoms please do not attend.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING!

 

Please note that wheelchair access is available to the ground floor Booking Hall exhibits and by lift to the lower floor of the Museum. There is no wheelchair access to the Control Tower.

Additional special Open Days are held at various times throughout the year. See website for details.

Information

The Croydon Airport Visitor Centre is a volunteer led micro museum. Designed by haleysharpe.com and opened in 2000, it was the winner of a British Tourism Award. Exhibition space includes displays located in the world’s oldest Air Traffic Control Tower in Airport House. Features include interactive display, exhibits and visual images charting the history of Croydon Airport from World War I airfield, London’s international airport, Battle of Britain airfield and closure in 1959.

How to find us

Croydon Airport Visitor Centre is located in Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon, CR0 0XZ.

Bus routes refer to Airport House under its former name of Croydon Airport.

By Train

Waddon is the nearest station and a 15 minute walk. 289 bus routes from the station to Croydon Airport.

Purley is 10 minutes by 289 bus

East Croydon is 20 minutes from central London and then 15mins by the 119 bus.

By Bus

Bus routes that serve Croydon Airport are the 289 and 119. Buses stop outside Airport House/ Croydon Airport or across the road at The Colonnades.

By Car

Parking is free during Open Days

School/Youth Group and Adult Group Visits

 

School, Youth Groups, and Adult Groups are very welcome during our monthly Open Days. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate visits outside these times except by prior arrangement.

Outreach

As resources allow, we can visit your school/youth group or adult group during the day/evening to give an illustrated talk on the history of the Historic Croydon Airport.