Our next open day is in:


Visitor Centre

Come and Visit Us

Our next open day is in:

  • Welcome to the Croydon Airport Visitor Centre, a volunteer led micro-museum which opened its doors in 2000. The Visitor Centre is located in Britain’s first integrated airport Terminal and Control Tower at Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon, CR0 0XZ.

Opening Times 

  • Guided tours on first Sunday of the month throughout the year (with the exception of New Year’s Day). 
  • Our next Open Day is on Sunday 5th May. Tickets can be booked using the Ticketsource link below. This will mark the 94th anniversary of Amy Johnson taking off for Australia from Croydon, with special displays to mark the occasion. We will also be selling copies of a brand new Amy Johnson book for children. Please do book to guarantee entry as places are limited, although we will always do our best on the day.  Doors open 10am.
  • Come and enjoy a guided tour; try our children’s quiz; learn all about London’s first international airport. Cafe normally open. 
  • https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/historic-croydon-airport-trust

Please note the following important details:-

Please only book if you fully intend to come, as spaces are limited. If your plans change, please do let us know at least 24 hours beforehand. Larger groups may be asked to re-confirm their arrival by e-mail.

  • The Guided Tours run regularly and last approx 45 mins followed by approx 45 mins in the Control Tower museum.
  • On entry, please make a voluntary donation of £8 or more per adult toward the upkeep of the museum. Children under 16 and Carers accompanying a person with a disability are free. Only essential trained Guide/Assistance dogs can be permitted.
  • When inside Airport House you will be in a relatively closed environment and we ask all visitors to respect the personal space of others at all times. 
  • Please follow the guidance from our volunteers to help keep everyone safe. Give way to others. Use the hand sanitisers.
  • Normal maximum of 10-12 people per tour.
  • If you are feeling unwell or displaying Corona virus symptoms please do not attend.
  • A small merchandise stall will be available and all proceeds go to the charity. Please buy generously!

Please note that wheelchair access is available to the ground floor Booking Hall exhibits and by lift to the lower floor of the Visitor Centre. There is no wheelchair access to the top floor of the Visitor Centre. If you are a Carer bringing someone with a disability please contact us if we can be of help.

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


We are currently seeking to recruit a part-time Visitor Centre Manager for Historic Croydon Airport. This is a remunerated role which would be based in Airport House. If you would like more details or to express interest in the role, please e-mail us at info@historiccroydonairport.org.uk before end April 2024

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. Note that Airport House is within the new ULEZ zone.

Private Tours for Small Groups

By prior arrangement, we are  able to offer a limited number of private guided tours for small groups on a weekday evening or during a weekend, in return for a donation to the airport charity. You will have your own guide and exclusive access to the Control Tower museum rooms. Please e-mail us at info@historiccroydonairport.org.uk for further information.


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 Historic Croydon Airport.