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Harrington Aviation Museum

Harrington, Northamptonshire, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor

The Harrington Aviation Museums comprise the Carpetbagger Aviation and Secret War Museum.

These museums offer a rare look at life on this Top Secret base of the 801st/492nd American Eighth Air Force Bombardment Group during World War 2.

Photographs and exhibits vividly present details of Operation Carpetbagger and the secret war carried out by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) and the American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in supplying resistance groups in Occupied Europe with weapons, equipment and secret agents from both Harrington and Tempsford airfields during World War 2; The Thor IRBM nuclear armed rockets that were at Harrington during the 1959 to 63 Cold War period; The history of the Harrington airfield; The Royal Observer Corps from its inception in 1925 through to it's stand down in 1991; air war and the Home Front in Northamptonshire along with other items of similar interest.


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Harrington Aviation Museum's website
01536 711556

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

April 8th - October 29th:

Saturday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays 10:00 - 17:00


Adults: £5.00

Juniors (12 - 17): £2.00

Under 12's (accompanied by an adult): Free

More Information

Eating information

There is a canteen selling a variety of beverages and snacks. There are no cooked meals available. Picnic area.


Toilet facilities for the disabled with wide paths for access.

Gift shop

Books, mugs, pens, postcards, model aircraft and vehicles, badges, tea towels and flags.

Baby food facilities

No baby food, but we could warm milk.


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