Come and Visit Us
Our next open day is in:
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.
- First Sunday of the month throughout the year (with the exception of New Years Day)
- 11.00- 16.00 with last entry at 15.00
- Urgent Message: There is no Open Day in June, July and August due to Covid 19 restrictions. We hope to re-open on Sunday 6th September and will keep the website updated with further information.
- Donations for running costs are gratefully received
Regular guided tours are available on the day. Please note that wheelchair access is available to the ground floor Booking Hall exhibits and by lift to 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Croydon Airport.