Sywell Aviation Museum

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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.

SAM began life in 1998 and the Museum building was opened in 2001 by the legendary aviator Alex Henshaw MBE who is also our honorary president. Alex flew from Sywell regularly during the Second World War, airtesting Vickers Wellingtons from the aerodrome so we were honoured that he agreed to launch our small Museum.

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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.

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Opening times (Easter Saturday - September):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
-----10:30 - 16:3010:30 - 16:30
*Also open bank holiday Mondays

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Address: Sywell Aerodrome Ltd, Hall Farm, Sywell, Northamptonshire
NN6 0BN, UK
Phone: +44 1604 491112
Email: tower@sywellaerodrome.co.uk

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