Monthly open day at Croydon Airport museum

Monthly open day at Croydon Airport museum
 
 All Day Event
 Free

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Monthly open day at the museum to London's first international airport - in Croydon.

The museum is housed in the old arrivals building and the control tower.

With the dawn of air travel at the beginning of the 20th Century, London Croydon Airport was a hotbed for technical innovations and developments. A journey by air today still uses the innovations created at Croydon.

Some of the significant historic events and achievements at London Croydon Airport include:-

departure point for many world record breaking flights (eg Amy Johnson, Bert Hinkler)

birthplace of Air Traffic Control

innovation of “Mayday” international distress call

world’s first integrated airport terminal

world’s first Air Traffic Control Tower

establishment of Britain’s national airline, Imperial Airways

Britain’s first intercontinental air routes across Europe, Asia and Australia


Contact and Booking Details

 
 All Day Event
 Free

Booking details and information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

2021-05-02 00:00 2021-05-02 00:00 Europe/London Monthly open day at Croydon Airport museum Monthly open day at the museum to London's first international airport - in Croydon. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/05/02/monthly-open-day-at-croydon-airport-museum-224882 Croydon Airport Visitor Centre,Airport House,Purley Way,Croydon

Location

Croydon Airport Visitor Centre,

Airport House,
Purley Way,
Croydon,
UK
CR0 0XZ

Nearest tube and train stations to Croydon Airport Visitor Centre