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The Blades Aerobatic Display Team Photograph:

The Blades.
The Blades


The Blades Aerobatic Display Team (2 Excel Aviation) consist of four Extra 300LP aircraft which are based at Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire.








Sywell Aviation Museum
Sywell Aviation Museum.
Sywell Aviation Museum - Wikimedia Commons

Sywell Aviation Museum is located at Sywell Aerodrome, which is on the edge of Sywell village in Northamptonshire.

Sywell Aviation Museum (SAM) is a voluntary, non-profit-making organisation which aims to preserve the history of Sywell Aerodrome and Northamptonshire's rich aviation heritage from the early days of aviation to the Second World War and beyond.

Sywell Aviation Museum Map

History
The Sywell Aviation Museum began life in 1998 and the Museum building was opened in 2001.

The Museum originally consisted of three Nissen huts which were dismantled at the now-closed RAF Bentwaters and erected at Sywell. The Nissen huts had been used as bomb fuzing sheds at Bentwaters by the USAAF during WW2.

From 2010 to 2011 two new Nissen huts, formerly POW Camp Huts from Snape Farm, Derbyshire were added. The first complete airframe, a Hawker Hunter, was acquired in summer 2012 and work is ongoing to restore this exciting new exhibit.

Sywell Aviation Museum Address & Travel
Sywell Aviation Museum
Sywell Aerodrome
Sywell
Northamptonshire
NN6 0BN
Telephone: 07968 061708
Email: sywellaviationmuseum@gmail.com

Car:
The museum is located at Sywell Aerodrome, which is on the edge of Sywell village in Northamptonshire, 4 miles from the centre of Wellingborough and 10 miles from the centre of Northampton. The satnav postcode is NN6 0BN.

From the South or South West (M1/A43), join the A45 at Northampton and head east towards Wellingborough. It is around 12 miles from the M1 to the roundabout at Wellingborough - turn left here onto the A509. Go straight over the next two roundabouts, then turn left into Sywell Road. Go straight over the next roundabout into the 'Mad Mile' - at the T junction at the end (actually 0.7 miles from the roundabout), turn left. Now simply follow the road; the aerodrome is on your right less than 2 miles from here.

From the North or West (M45/A45/M1/M6), join the A14 at the M6/M1/A14 junction and head east towards Kettering. Just outside Kettering, join the A43 signposted for Northampton and Broughton (this is the second A43 junction - ignore the first). Just under 7 miles further on there is a roundabout, turn left here towards Sywell. At the T junction in the village, turn left. Around one third of a mile further on the aerodrome is on your left.

From the South or South East (A6/A1), head for Bedford and join the A6 towards Rushden. When it reaches the A45, turn left to join the A45 towards Wellingborough. At the second roundabout, turn right onto the A509. Go straight over the next two roundabouts, then turn left into Sywell Road. Go straight over the next roundabout into the 'Mad Mile' - at the T junction at the end (actually 0.7 miles from the roundabout), turn left. Now simply follow the road; the aerodrome is on your right less than 2 miles from here.

From the North or North East (A1/A605/A14), join the A14 towards Kettering. Just past Kettering, join the A43 signposted for Northampton and Broughton. Just under 7 miles further on there is a roundabout, turn left here towards Sywell. At the T junction in the village, turn left. Around one third of a mile further on the aerodrome is on your left.

Rail:
Railway stations include:- Wellingborough (5 miles away), Northampton (6 miles away), and Kettering (7 miles away).

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How much does it cost?
Entrance is free but donations are very welcome as they are needed for the museum to survive.

What are the Opening Hours?
Sywell Aviation Museum is open from Easter Saturday to the end of September every Saturday, Sunday and also on Bank Holidays between 10:30 and 16:30. Please contact the museum to see if they are open.

For more information then visit the
Sywell Aviation Museum official website.


Accommodation
Local hotels for the Sywell Aviation Museum
Local hotels for the Sywell Aviation Museum.


Museum Aircraft




Sywell Aviation Museum Photograph:

Sywell Aviation Museum.
Sywell Aviation Museum - Wikimedia Commons


Museum Aircraft:
Hawker Hunter F.2 (WN904)
English Electric Canberra TT.18 nose (WH887)
de Havilland Vampire T.11 nose (XD599)
de Havilland Chipmunk T.10 cockpit (WG419)
Slingsby T.38 Grasshopper glider
North American T-6 Harvard cockpit (offsite restoration)
de Havilland Tiger Moth cockpit (offsite restoration)
The Rushden P-38
The Rothersthorpe Boston

The Museum is packed full of artefacts, models, weapons, uniforms, photographs, aircraft archaeology, aero engines and literature.