Carpetbagger Aviation Museum

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

Website

www.harringtonmuseum.org.uk

E-mail

enquiries@harringtonmuseum.org.uk

Telephone

01604 686608

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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; the cold war roles of the airfield at Harrington with the Thor rockets; and the Royal Observer Corps.

Nearby in the former Paymaster nissen hut, and also forming part of the Harrington Aviation Museums, is the Northants Aviation Society Museum. This contains many other fascinating items of equipment and memorabilia.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

to the general public 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. on Weekends and Bank Holidays
from the week before Easter to the end of October and open for group bookings weekdays/evenings by prior arrangement

The museums are accessed by a roadway from the Harrington to Lamport road adjacent to the bridge over the A14 (M1-A1 link road). The museums are about a mile down the roadway from this junction. Although the roadway is relatively narrow it has several passing places and is suitable for coaches.

Admission charges

Adults £5.00, Children (12 - 17 yrs age) £2.00

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)

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