Tours and visits are available during airport opening hours - booking in advance required. The tour lasts approximately 40 minutes and is just £2.50 per person. Alternatively, take a full Airport tour which provides an insight into Shoreham's past along with a detailed explanation about the current day airport. Views of the resident aircraft are available throughout the tour which includes the Sussex Police Helicopter (subject to availability). £3.50 per head.
See the website for details.
How to get there:
By road: Access to Shoreham Airport via A27 to the north of the airfield. Travelling westward from the A23/Brighton area, follow directions to Worthing and after passing through Southwick Tunnel and over the Adur flyover, turn left at traffic lights opposite Lancing College / Sussex Pad pub. Travelling eastward from the A24/Worthing area, follow directions to Brighton and after roundabout at north Lancing, turn right at traffic lights opposite Lancing College / Sussex Pad pub.
By rail: Mainline rail services via Southern Rail operate fast links to and from Shoreham-by-Sea along the coast via Brighton, Portsmouth and the West Country, in addition to the frequent London services.
By bus: get the 2 or 2A bus towards Shoreham, get off at the bottom of Shoreham High Street, walk across Norfolk Bridge to the other side of the river and walk straight ahead.
Within the Terminal Building's long history, it has seen international and domestic departures and arrivals including some of the world's largest airlines. With the outbreak of war in 1939 international airline operators were removed from London (Croydon) Airport to Shoreham. These include names like Sabena, DDL, KLM and the predecessor of British Airways, Imperial Airways. Some of the destinations flown to by the above airlines included Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Malmo and Brussels.
Shoreham Airport is still at the forefront of general aviation in this country. The Terminal Building is now a Grade II listed building and is still in every day use by business, training and pleasure fliers alike including many visitors from Europe. Many of the fixtures are original including the Whispering Gallery on the first floor and the main window design above the main entrance.