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Tours of the Airport

A Tour of our Iconic Airport

Delve into the fascinating past of the UK’s oldest airport with a guided tour. Put on by the volunteers at the airport museum these tours take you around the site, showing the Grade II listed terminal building and hangar and the runways.These tours take place during normal opening times and last around one hour.

The guided tour offers plenty of insight into the construction of the airport and its history, particularly during World War II when it was used as a base for the newly formed 277 Air Sea Rescue Squadron. As well as learning about the history of the airport and its surrounding area, you can also learn all about the current day airport and how it operates. Aviation enthusiasts and photographers alike, will enjoy this tour as it offers fantastic insight and wonderful photo opportunities.

Visitor Centre Opening Hours

10.00 – 15.00

12.00 – 15.00

To book your place please call into the Airport Visitor Centre or phone 01273 467351.

Views of the resident aircraft are available throughout the tour and costs £5.00 (adults) or £3.00 (children and schools).

The service is expertly operated by volunteers and funded by donations.

The History of the Airport

Visit our Historically Significant page to read all about the fascinating history of Brighton City Airport and its early beginnings of how it came to be!

We Need You

We are always eager to hear from people keen to help run the Shoreham Airport Collection. If this is something you would like to do, please get in touch: [email protected]

Shoreham Airport Community Memorial

In front of the Main Terminal building there is a memorial dedicated to remembering those that gave their lives in past conflicts  and pays tribute to those who are connected or made a significant contribution to the Airport. Everyone is invited to use the area for a moment of reflection and quietly remember those who will never be forgotten. The site is open to the public during the Airport opening hours.

More information can be found on their website: