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“Great way to keep the Grandchildren amused!”

The Shuttleworth Collection
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Owner description: Started by Richard Shuttleworth, who collectected some of the exhibits still here, The Shuttleworth Collection is home to the best collection of genuine WWI aircraft that all still fly in Europe, alongside over historic aircraft from 1909 to the 1950s. The Collection includes the oldest aircraft still flying - the 1909 Blériot. Also, the oldest airworthy British aircraft 1912 Blackburn Monoplane, the 1934 race winning DH88 Comet, record breaking 1936 Mew Gull, 1938 special ops Westland Lysander and many more. Vintage vehicles including a steam locomobile and early buses, cycles and motorcycles are also part of The Collection. Shuttleworth is based at an aerodrome with a grass runway, PPR required but there are no landing fees and aviation fuel available at self-service pumps. It's just off the A1 at Biggleswade with free parking, on-site Play Area, restaurant and adjacent Swiss Garden, and a period Mansion (open event days). May to October it is a top class vintage airshow venue.
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Visited in Half term mid week with 2 grandchildren aged 12 and 13. Spent 2 hours going around the Collection which was highly interesting for both young and old. A wonderful selection of some of the oldest and rarest planes with agricultural machines, cars, motorbikes and buses as a bonus. Very good value at £24 for 2 seniors and 2 children. We agreed to come back to one of their shows to see some of these very old aircraft actually flying!

Thank michaelbird2015
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Something for everyone. Planes, helicopters, cars, motorbikes, gardens, birds, trails, architecture, playground, eateries! So much to go here for all th family, well worth h a visit.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

The most amazing collection of vintage aircraft and vehicles, combined with the beautiful Swiss Garden, plus the House and Parkland make this one of the best attractions for the familyin the UK. The flying displays are awesome with much else for the family to do.

1  Thank Bob B
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

I was glad enough to have been three times at Olden Warden for Shuttleworth in 2017, will be back with equal pleasure in 2018. Unique atmosphere ...

Thank Pierre T
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Had a few hours to kill before meeting up with friends and having passed the signs to Old Warden many times decided to call. Planes for me and the garden for the lady wife, followed by home made cake and tea for the both of us. How could we go wrong.

1  Thank PeterSueSkippie
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Luke S, Marketing Team at The Shuttleworth Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, thank you for taking the time to write a review :-)

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