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The Visitor Centre

Spent a couple of hours there today, it's a lovely museum, the tour guides are interesting and very helpful. I live in Croydon and nobody seems to know its there. Everyone should visit it at least once.

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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: The First World War Origins of Croydon Airport

This volunteer led research and events programme is in its final stages. The resulting exhibition and display case will soon be on show at the Croydon Airport Visitor Centre.

The exhibition panels will be displayed in the Atrium at Croydon Clocktower (next to the Museum of Croydon Museum) 17 July - 12 August 2018, along with some of the work from the two workshops with families at Honeywood House Museum and the Museum of Croydon.

A final event to open the exhibition will also take place at the Museum of Croydon on 17 July 6-7pm - more details are below - and there is a chance to view the exhibition and have a drink 5-6pm before the lecture. It is free - please book via eventbrite: Music and Morale in the RFC / RAF 1914 - 1918

Music and Morale in the RFC / RAF 1914-1918

17 July 6-7pm

Museum of Croydon - Local Studies Centre Activity Room (ground floor)

Dr Emma Hanna (University of Kent) delivers a lecture on Music and Morale outlining the musical activities and entertainments that were a feature of wartime life during the Great War for the RFC / RAF.