Visitor Centre

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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)
  • 11.00- 16.00 with last entry at 15.00
  • Urgent Message: There is no Open Day on 3rd May or 7th June due to Covid 19 restrictions.We will keep the website updated with further information.

Free admission

  • 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.

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 Croydon Airport.