Stanford Hall

Unofficial Museum Guide

Key Facts

Swinford, Leicestershire
SatNav: Region:
LE17 6DH East Midlands
United Kingdom
Open Days Only
Category: Only Aviation:
General No
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 1 Open

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What’s Here

Housed in the former stable block is a display devoted to aviation pioneer Percy Pilcher. During a demonstration flight at Stanford Hall in September 1899, Pilcher was killed while flying his Hawk hang-glider. Other attractions include the Hall and grounds, and a motorcycle museum.
Stanford Hall is open on select days throughout the year and hosts a number of public events and car rallies through the summer season. On these open days the public can enjoy guided tours around the house, relaxing afternoons in the Park and the Stableyard cafe is open for light lunches and teas.


North-east of Rugby, near Swinford, 6 miles south-east of Lutterworth. Signposted.

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Opening Hours:

Certain Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, Easter to the end of September, as specified on the Public Events calendar. Grounds open 11.00 am to 5.00 pm – or earlier on special event days.


See official website for details.


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

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
Pilcher Hawk BAPC.45 Reproduction Displayed

More Information

Stanford Hall, Swinford, near Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6DH. Tel: 01788 860250, e-mail:, website: Stanford Hall

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