Friday, 28 June 2013


The static display is divided into two parts: the part actually displayed on the apron, and the artefacts still housed within the safety of the Shuttleworth Collections hangars. On a Flying Day, a goodly amount of the aircraft and vintage cars will have been wheeled out into the sunshine.

This is a short clip of the scene inside one of the hangars:


The first hangar that greets you is the Restoration Hangar in Hangar 1. What resides inside currently is a Dragon Rapide.

Once through the Museum Shop, this door greets you. I am in awe how they preserve all the machines functionally.

de Havilland DH-60 Moth (1925)

Southern Martlet (1929)

I do not know what glider this is, but how art deco it looks!

Hawker Cygnet (1924)

Comper CLA7 Swift (1929)

Bristol Boxkite replica (1910)

1912 Blackburn Monoplane- the oldest flying British aircraft in existence

de Havilland dH 88 Comet (1934)- very, very famous aircraft. It warranted an illustration in most of my books on aircraft when I was a kid, What great lines!

Ryan PT-22 (1941)

English Electric Wren (1923)

1910 Deperdussin- another ancient machine

Once you had aircraft, you had anti-aircraft guns too.

Parnall Elf (1929)

Avro Tutor

Grumman Wildcat (1943)

Link Trainer

John Stringfellow's 1848 monoplane (replica)

A replica of an aero workshop in the old days

An exhibit of power plants and props

As planes became more advanced, so did their power plants

Richard Shuttleworth was a racing driver too, so cars make up a goodly amount of the Collection

Bicycles, quadricycles and horse-drawn coaches too.

And these are just a small number of the treasures found within the Collection's hangars.

This being a Flying Day, some of the exhibits in the hangars have been towed out into the freedom of the open air.

This is a 360 degree shot of the above hangar I took with the Samsung S4


Westland Lysander

Westland Lysander

Gloster Gladiator

Fieseler Storch

Hawker Demon and Gloster Gladiator

de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk

de Havilland dH-82 Tiger Moth


Bristol F2b Fighter

Hawker Sea Hurricane

Miles Gemini

Avro 19 Anson

Avro 19 Anson

Percival Provost T1

Avro 504K

Sopwith Pup

The newly-restored Polikarpov Po-2

Polikarpov Po-2

Vintage car lineup

Vintage motorbikes too

You can return home with a handmade prop replica

Aviation books were on sale too, of course.

Models galore  on sale

Making traction engines was how the Shuttleworths came into wealth. Below is an example made by Hoffher Schrantz, Clayton and Shuttleworth K40 (1935), which spent most of its working life in Australia before being acquired by the Shuttleworth Trust in 1990.

Say what you like, they really engineered things to last in the old days.

Another well-maintained traction engine building up a head of steam

Ah, Shuttleworth really is a trip back in Time.

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