On the far side of Gatwick Airport is a museum, partly about the airport, but mainly about the military side of aviation.
About Gatwick Aviation MuseumA modest-sized museum with a decent collection of ex-military aircraft and a lot of engines and ephemera on display.
A second room has a history of Gatwick Airport and some of the defunct airlines that used to fly out of it.
The main attraction for many will be the guided tour of the Avro Shackleton by a former flight navigator who tells you how they used to carry out cold-war surveillance and practice submarine attacks.
Gatwick Aviation Museum,
Lowfield Heath Road,
Link to Gatwick Aviation Museum's website
Frequently asked questions
What's the nearest railway station to Gatwick Aviation Museum
The nearest station is Gatwick North Terminal Shuttle Station which is 1.8 miles away.