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The Visitor Centre

As a Croydonian with little aviation knowledge I found the whole Croydon Airport Visitor Centre experience very interesting. The architecture and history of the airport from its conception to its demise was fascinating. 

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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 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.

 

Zeppelins over Croydon

Tuesday 24 April, 6-7.30pm (talk starts 6pm, doors open 5.45pm)

Museum of Croydon

Ian Castle gives an illustrated talk on the Zeppelin raid on Croydon in 1915, putting the events of this fateful night in the context of the raids on the UK and the aftermath of the war in. http://www.iancastlezeppelin.co.uk

Free, limited space so please book in advance via eventbrite.  

Historic Croydon Airport Open Day

04.03.18 - 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

01.04.18 - 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

06.05.18 - 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

03.06.18 - 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

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