Croydon Airport Visitor Centre - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the Croydon Airport Visitor Centre

A museum devoted to the history of London's first international airport.

The old control tower forms the main part of the museum, and it's filled with mementoes of the early days of civilian aviation.

Usually open only on the first Sunday of the month.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Croydon Airport Visitor Centre,
Airport House,
Purley Way,

Link to Croydon Airport Visitor Centre's website

Future events at Croydon Airport Visitor Centre

Unfortunately, there seems to be nothing special happening today. Sorry about that!


Croydon Airport Visitor Centre Map


Frequently asked questions

Do I need to wear a face mask when visiting?

The UK government does not require face masks to be work indoors at the moment, but many venues ask people to wear them, and can refuse entry if they need to.

When is the museum open?

Usually on the first Sunday of the month, and they release tickets a couple of weeks before the open day

How long would a visit last

There's a lots of historic documents on show, so a visit can be anything from an hour to several hours depending on how engaged you get with the documents

How do I get to the museum?

Bus routes that serve Croydon Airport museum are the 289 and 119. Buses stop outside Airport House / Croydon Airport or across the road at The Colonnades. The nearest train stations are Waddon, Purley and East Croydon

What's the nearest railway station to Croydon Airport Visitor Centre

The nearest station is Waddon which is 0.8 miles away.

Croydon Airport Visitor Centre - Latest News

Spitfire flypast over Central London this Friday

This coming Friday (20th August) marks two very special events. There will be a reciting of Winston Churchill’s famous speech, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”, at precisely 3:52pm,

London’s First International Airport

Long before Heathrow was London’s primary airport, Croydon Airport was the place to go for rich Londoners seeking the exciting experience of flying – and there is a heritage museum there which is open on the first Sunday of each

Home > London events > Croydon Airport Visitor Centre