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The Visitor Centre

I went to visit Croydon Airport recently with a family member who flew from Croydon to Guernsey in the 1950s. The tour guide was excellent and was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the history of the airport and the early travel requirements. 

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The Visitor Centre

Up and coming Events

Croydon Airport Visitor Centre is open on the first Sunday of the month, every month, throughout the year.

There are additional Open Days for special events at various other times. Doors open at 11.00 and close at 16.00 with last entry at 15.15.

The address is Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon, CR0 0XZ.

Free parking is available on site. The 119 and 289 bus route is right outside. 

 

Fighting for Air: World War One Commemoration Events Programme January to April

A Poster showing different types of aircraft from 1915A poster showing different aircraft from 1915

Public Warning! Make a “WW1 Poster”: Family Activities

Saturday 13 January 14:00-17:00

Honeywood Museum, Carshalton

Design and make a poster.  An artist led workshop inspired by the WW1 warning posters during the “First Blitz” and learn how to spot enemy aircraft. FREE, no pre-booking required. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

http://www.friendsofhoneywood.co.uk/Events.htm

 

Public Warning! Make a “WW1 Poster”: Family Activities

Saturday 17 February 11am - 4pm

Museum of Croydon

Design and make a poster. An artist led workshop inspired by the WW1 warning posters during the “First Blitz” and learn how to spot enemy aircraft. FREE, no pre-booking required. 

 

Zeppelin Walk

Wednesday 28 March, 6.30-8pm

Retrace some of the route of the terrifying bombing raid of 13/14 October with Ian Walker (Chair HCAT). Find out about the impact of this raid on the people on the ground and the public call for improved air defences, leading to the establishment of Croydon / Beddington Aerodrome. 

Meet at junction of Edridge Road and Coombe Road (CR0 1EJ) to finish at Stretton Rd.

Please come dressed in appropriate shoes and be prepared for all weathers.

Free. Please book in advance (just so we know that you are coming) here.