Carpetbagger Aviation Museum

exhibits within former main operations room
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Displays and exhibits within the Carpetbagger Aviation Museum depict the history of the airfield and vividly show the work carried out by the 801st (Provisional) / 492nd Bomb Group of the US Eighth Air Force, especially during Operation Carpetbagger, and their secret missions to deliver agents and supplies to resistance groups in Occupied Europe during the Second World War.

Other exhibits and displays include the secret work of the British Special Operations Executive from their RAF base at Tempsford; Jedburgh Teams and OSS Operational Groups during World War 2; the cold war roles of the airfield at Harrington with the nuclear war headed Thor rockets; and the Royal Observer Corps.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Association or society, Archive

Opening hours

Open Weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays only from the 19th March to the 30th October 2016

Special group visits outside of these hours can be arranged (min 12 persons). Please contact Fred West 01536 711556

Admission charges

Carpetbagger Aviation Museum:
Adults: £4.00
Juniors £1.50 (12 – 17 yrs age)
Children under 12 accompanied by an adult free

Getting there

By road from Junction 4 (Rothwell) of the A14 follow the direction signs to the village of Harrington. Go through the village and follow the directional signs to Lamport. After passing over the A14 bridge (approx 1/4 mile from Harrington) turn immediately right and follow the access road to Sunnyvale Farm and the Museum (approx 3/4 mile from the bridge)

Collection details

Aviation, Weapons and War

Getting there

By road from Junction 4 (Rothwell) of the A14 follow the direction signs to the village of Harrington. Go through the village and follow the directional signs to Lamport. After passing over the A14 bridge (approx 1/4 mile from Harrington) turn immediately right and follow the access road to Sunnyvale Farm and the Museum (approx 3/4 mile from the bridge)

Carpetbagger Aviation Museum
Sunnyvale Farm, off Lamport Road
Harrington
Northamptonshire
NN6 9PF
England

Website

website of the Carpetbagger Aviation Museum containing much information on the museum including Operation Carpetbagger, the 2nd World War airborne operations to supply resistance groups in Occupied Europe, RAF Tempsford; the history of Harrington airfield; and Thor missiles

www.harringtonmuseum.org.uk

E-mail

enquiries@harringtonmuseum.org.uk

Telephone

01604 686608

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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