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image for Museum - Transport item typeThe Sywell Aviation Museum at Sywell Aerodrome

Museum - Transport, free entry

Address

Sywell Aerodrome Ltd.,
Hall Farm,
Sywell,
Northamptonshire,
NN6 0BN

Details

Alex flew from Sywell regularly during the Second World War, airtesting Vickers Wellingtons from the aerodrome so we were honoured that he agreed to launch our small Museum.

The Museum consists at present of three Nissen huts, dismantled at thew now-closed RAF Bentwaters and erected on site at Sywell. The buildings themselves are artefacts having been used as bomb fuzing sheds at Bentwaters by the USAAF during WW2.

In the Museum, Sywell now has a permanent base from which to celebrate its rich heritage, an important educational resource and an added attraction within the Aerodrome's thriving boundaries.

The Museum staff are all unpaid volunteers and members of the Sywell Aviation Museum Trust. The membership is around 30 in number, both ordinary members and Trustees.

Things are still progressing; we're not a Duxford or Hendon but we are determined that all visitors should enjoy their time with us, learn about the aviation heritage which is part of our locality and above all remember those who lost their lives in the conflicts of the 20th Century.

The Museum is proud to be associated with the following organisations:


•Member of the British Aviation Archaeology Council
•Member of the Northamptonshire Museums Forum
•Member of the International Cockpit Club
•Honorary Member of the Aircrew Association
•Honorary Member of the Air Gunners Association

Facilities for groupsOn-site cateringFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Opening details

Also open on Bank Holidays

Prices

Free entry

Donations are welcome!

Facilities

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  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SP 824676  Lat: 52.30035 Long: -0.79303

From the South or South West (M1/A43), join the A45 at Northampton and head east towards Wellingborough. It is around 12 miles from the M1 to the roundabout at Wellingborough - turn left here onto the A509. Go straight over the next two roundabouts, then turn left into Sywell Road. Go straight over the next roundabout into the 'Mad Mile' - at the T junction at the end (actually 0.7 miles from the roundabout), turn left. Now simply follow the road; the Aerodrome is on your right less than 2 miles from here.

From the North or West (M45/A45/M1/M6), join the A14 at the M6/M1/A14 junction and head east towards Kettering. Just outside Kettering, join the A43 signposted for Northampton and Broughton (this is the second A43 junction - ignore the first). Just under 7 miles further on there is a roundabout, turn left here towards Sywell. At the T junction in the village, turn left. Around one third of a mile further on the Aerodrome is on your left.

From the South or South East (A6/A1), head for Bedford and join the A6 towards Rushden. When it reaches the A45, turn left to join the A45 towards Wellingborough. At the second roundabout, turn right onto the A509. Go straight over the next two roundabouts, then turn left into Sywell Road. Go straight over the next roundabout into the 'Mad Mile' - at the T junction at the end (actually 0.7 miles from the roundabout), turn left. Now simply follow the road; the Aerodrome is on your right less than 2 miles from here.

From the North or North East (A1/A605/A14), join the A14 towards Kettering. Just past Kettering, join the A43 signposted for Northampton and Broughton. Just under 7 miles further on there is a roundabout, turn left here towards Sywell. At the T junction in the village, turn left. Around one third of a mile further on the Aerodrome is on your left