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Croydon Airport, also known as London Terminal Aerodrome or London Airport (ICAO: EGCR) was the UK's major international airport during the interwar period, located in South London, England. At the launch of the first international air services after the First World War, it was developed as Britain's main airport. After the Second World War, it was replaced by Northolt Aerodrome, London Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport. In 1978, the terminal building and Gate Lodge were granted protection as Grade II listed buildings. In May 2017, Historic England raised the status of the terminal building to Grade II*. Owing to disrepair, the Gate Lodge is now classified as Heritage at Risk by Historic England.
Great musuem telling the story of the birth of commercial air travel and more. Well informed guides. Open first Sunday of the month. (Access through the main entrance of the office building, although the signage for the museum isn't great. Currently the pin in the map incorrectly indicates the rear of the building.)
Too much to see in one visit. Take all day and go back! The tour guides are excellent and the information posters are helpful. There are videos too and all the volunteers are very helpful.
This is a nice place to visit, with plenty of things on display and with the addition of motivated volunteers, who will take the time to explain everything. Most often than not, the volunteers are people who actually worked at this airport back in the days and they will have plenty of real life stories to tell. Unfortunately the museum is only open the first Sunday of every month. Visitors can go up to the control tower and it’s a nice place to take your kids.
Excellent little museum open first Sunday of the month. Staff are knowledgeable and passionate, and deliver a great tour of the building.
Interesting visit to the home of the first London airport & first airport to use air traffic control
A fascinating and quirky exhibition. The guides were characterful and informative too.
Great views, great restaurant inside. Good staff. Easy access, hard parking availability
One of London's wonderful museums off the beaten track, and a must see if you're interested in early aviation and the RAF. You should note that it's only open on the first Sunday of the month.