Carpetbagger Aviation Museum

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Sunnyvale Farm, off Lamport Road Harrington

Displays and exhibits within the Carpetbagger Aviation Museum depict the history of the airfield and vividly show the work carried out by the 801st (Provisional) / 492nd Bomb Group of the US Eighth Air Force, especially during Operation Carpetbagger, and their secret missions to deliver agents and supplies to resistance groups in Occupied Europe during the Second World War. Other exhibits and displays include the secret work of the British Special Operations Executive from their RAF base at Tempsford; Jedburgh Teams and OSS Operational Groups during World War 2; the cold war roles of the airfield at Harrington with the nuclear war headed Thor rockets; and the Royal Observer Corps.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Open Weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays only from the 19th March to the 30th October 2016 Special group visits outside of these hours can be arranged (min 12 persons). Please contact Fred West 01536 711556


Carpetbagger Aviation Museum: Adults: £4.00 Juniors £1.50 (12 – 17 yrs age) Children under 12 accompanied by an adult free

Travel directions:

By road from Junction 4 (Rothwell) of the A14 follow the direction signs to the village of Harrington. Go through the village and follow the directional signs to Lamport. After passing over the A14 bridge (approx 1/4 mile from Harrington) turn immediately right and follow the access road to Sunnyvale Farm and the Museum (approx 3/4 mile from the bridge)

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Library
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Guided tours
  • Pre-booking service for groups

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