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The Visitor Centre

This really is one of Croydon's best attractions, both for residents and visitors. Many people are unaware of the airport's fascinating history, and the important part it played in the development of commercial aviation and air traffic control.

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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: The First World War Origins of Croydon Airport

This volunteer led research and events programme is in its final stages. The resulting exhibition and display case will soon be on show at the Croydon Airport Visitor Centre.

The exhibition panels will be displayed in the Atrium at Croydon Clocktower (next to the Museum of Croydon Museum) 17 July - 12 August 2018, along with some of the work from the two workshops with families at Honeywood House Museum and the Museum of Croydon.

A final event to open the exhibition will also take place at the Museum of Croydon on 17 July 6-7pm - more details are below - and there is a chance to view the exhibition and have a drink 5-6pm before the lecture. It is free - please book via eventbrite: Music and Morale in the RFC / RAF 1914 - 1918

Music and Morale in the RFC / RAF 1914-1918

17 July 6-7pm

Museum of Croydon - Local Studies Centre Activity Room (ground floor)

Dr Emma Hanna (University of Kent) delivers a lecture on Music and Morale outlining the musical activities and entertainments that were a feature of wartime life during the Great War for the RFC / RAF.

Historic Croydon Airport Open Day

01.07.18 - Croydon Airport Visitor Centre

  • Free entry. The generous donations of our visitors helps to keep entry free for all
  • Guided tours are available which last approximately 45 minutes. Abbreviated versions available for parties with young children
  • Features include exhibits, interactive displays and flight simulator

 

Historic Croydon Airport Open Day

05.08.18 - Croydon Airport Visitor Centre

  • Free entry. The generous donations of our visitors helps to keep entry free for all
  • Guided tours are available which last approximately 45 minutes. Abbreviated versions available for parties with young children
  • Features include exhibits, interactive displays and flight simulator

 

Historic Croydon Airport Open Day

02.09.18 - Croydon Airport Visitor Centre

  • Free entry. The generous donations of our visitors helps to keep entry free for all
  • Guided tours are available which last approximately 45 minutes. Abbreviated versions available for parties with young children
  • Features include exhibits, interactive displays and flight simulator

 

Historic Croydon Airport Open Day

07.10.18 - Croydon Airport Visitor Centre

  • Free entry. The generous donations of our visitors helps to keep entry free for all
  • Guided tours are available which last approximately 45 minutes. Abbreviated versions available for parties with young children
  • Features include exhibits, interactive displays and flight simulator

 

Historic Croydon Airport Open Day

04.11.18 - Croydon Airport Visitor Centre

  • Free entry. The generous donations of our visitors helps to keep entry free for all
  • Guided tours are available which last approximately 45 minutes. Abbreviated versions available for parties with young children
  • Features include exhibits, interactive displays and flight simulator

 

Historic Croydon Airport Open Day

02.12.18 - Croydon Airport Visitor Centre

  • Free entry. The generous donations of our visitors helps to keep entry free for all
  • Guided tours are available which last approximately 45 minutes. Abbreviated versions available for parties with young children
  • Features include exhibits, interactive displays and flight simulator