Carpetbagger Aviation Museum

Unofficial Museum Guide

Key Facts

Harrington, Northamptonshire
SatNav: Region:
NN6 9PF East Midlands
United Kingdom
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 1 Open

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What’s Here

The museum is located at the former USAAF Station 179, home of the 492nd and 801st Bomb Groups, USAAF, which were tasked with dropping Secret Agents and supplies into enemy territory in World War Two. The main part of the museum is housed in the former group operations block, and includes a wide range of exhibits devoted to the history of the air base and of Northamptonshire in tbe war. The adjacent former paymaster’s building houses the Museum of the Northamptonshire Aviation Society.


On the minor road south out of Harrington village, towards Lamport, turn right after the A14 underpass and follow the brown signs.

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Opening Hours:

Weekends and Bank Holidays 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, (last admission 4.00 pm), Easter to the end of October.


See official site for details.


Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Souvenir shop, Access for the disabled.

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
G-APWK Westland Widgeon G-APWK Cockpit Displayed

More Information

‘Carpetbagger’ Aviation Museum, Sunnyvale Farm Nursery, off Lamport Road, Harrington, Northampton, NN6 9PF. Tel: 01536 711556. Website: Carpetbagger Aviation Museum

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