The Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire, England, houses one of the most famous and unique collections of historic airworthy aeroplanes and historic working automobiles in the world. There are over 50 aircraft in eight floodlit hangers, that includes Edwardian “Flying Machines” and the worlds oldest original airworthy aeroplane – The Bleriot XI, further there are many legendary WW1 and WW2 fighters to be seen. Many machines from the collection were used in the famous film ‘Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines’ and there has been much film and TV undertaken at Old Warden Park over the years.
Shuttleworth offers a wide variety of opportunities for the film and programme makers alike. Stunning rural countryside, all grass airfied reminiscent of the 1920’s & 30,s, unique collection of airworthy aircraft many of which are the last sole surviving examples in the world. 300 Birds of Prey all in a natural woodland setting within the estate. Ideal for wildlife programmes. 19th Century Swiss Garden. A Regency garden with later Victorian additions. Within just 9 acres serpentine pathways lead you to stunning vistas and architectural follies. A garden in the style of the picturesque, central Swiss Cottage, a summerhouse and Grotto & Fernery. Simply romantic and enchanting.