Shoreham Airport is an astounding invention! Four guided tours telling the story of the UK's oldest airport through the historic airport buildings and the Shoreham Airport Collection of memorabilia, documents and photographs. FREE

Event Date:
Sep 17 - Sep 18 at all day

Location:
The Shoreham Airport Collection, Terminal Building, Shoreham Airport,
14 Cecil Pashley Way,
Shoreham-by-Sea


Shoreham Airport is the oldest airport in the UK still in continuous operation.

Pioneer aviators took the first powered flights in Sussex across the fields that became Shoreham Aerodrome and it was one of the centres of early British aviation. Its 110-year history spans the foundations of flying, aircraft building, military aviation, flight training, and many other innovations.

The guided tours will be led by members of The Shoreham Airport Collection, a group of enthusiastic volunteers who research the history of the airport and provide services to visitors. The tours will include a talk introducing the airport and its history followed by visits to the Grade II* listed Art Deco terminal building, which is often used as a film set, and the Municipal Hangers which are also Grade II listed buildings.

All of these buildings are in active use at the heart of this busy airport and throughout the tour you will see a variety of private and charter aircraft of all ages, helicopters, training aircraft, support vehicles and maintenance equipment.

These tours are on each day, Saturday 17th September and Sunday 18th September, at 11am and 2pm and last for one hour. They are free but places are limited so pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shoreham-society.

Parking at the airport is metered. Free parking is available at Adur Recreation Ground on the A259 (10 minute walk). There are two cafes on site, open each day: the Hummingbird Café in the main terminal building and Café 8, both with airside seating areas where you can watch the airport activity and enjoy views of the Adur Valley and South Downs. Contact for the day: Email visitorcentre@gmail.com (preferred) or telephone 01273 467351.

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