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Harrington Aviation Museum

The Carpetbaggers' heritage

The Carpetbagger Aviation Museum is located in the wartime Group Operations Building of the Harrington Airfield, off the Lamport Road south of tHarrington in Northamptonshire.

Exhibits include: 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 agents from Harrington and Tempsford airfields during World War 2;

The history of the airfield and the Thor missiles that were at Harrington during the Cold War years;

The role of the Observer Corps from its inception in 1925 through to its stand down in 1991 and other items of similar historical and intrinsical interest.

Contact & Opening Times

Sunnyvale Farm, Off Lamport Road, Harrington, Northamptonshire, NN6 9PF|
[email protected]|

The Carpetbagger Aviation Museum is open to the public 10am to 5pm at weekends and on Bank Holiday Mondays during the period from the weekend before Easter until the end of October.

Group visits of more than 12 persons can be specially arranged at other times, please contact us by email at [email protected].

Tel 01604 686608, 01536 711556.

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Visitor Information & Facilities

  • Baby changing
  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Gift shop
  • Group tours
  • Meeting / conference space
  • Tea & cake
  • Tea & coffee
  • Wheelchair access

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