Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Harrington Aviation Museum

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Type of service:
Groups, Clubs And Activities
Address:
Sunnyvale Farm and Nursery, Harrington, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN6 9PF
Telephone number:
01536 711556
Service description:
The Carpetbagger Aviation Museum was formed in 1993 for the 50th Anniversary reunion of the USAAF's 801st / 492nd Bomb Group (The Carpetbaggers) at Harrington. It is housed in the Group Operations Building on the Administration Site of the former Station 179 airfield at Harrington, Northamptonshire.

Displays and exhibits within the museum depict the history of the airfield and vividly show the work carried out by the 801st (Provisional) / 492nd Bomb Group, 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 remains of recovered World War II aircraft and other fascinating items of equipment and memorabilia.

Harrington Avation museum is closed from 30th October 2017 until 24th March 2018 for the winter months.

Cost:
Contact provider for details
Age range:
5 years - 99 years
Opening hours:
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
Referral route:
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
04/10/2017
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