Museum Opening Times & Location

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. New for 2016 - from June to the end of September we are also open on Wednesdays from 13:00 to 16:30

Please note that every effort is made to keep the Museum open at these times. Occasionally, as we are few in number, the Museum may be unable to open due to staff sickness etc. - if you are travelling a long way, please contact us to ensure that we will be able to meet you.

The Museum can be opened for group visits outside these times. Please contact us to arrange a visit.

Past group visits have included Cub packs, Boys Brigade, classic car clubs, modelmaking societies, re-enactment groups, schools, aviation societies, photographic clubs, local history groups, U3A and many more!

Entrance is FREE but donations are very welcome - we rely on them to survive!

The museum is located at Sywell Aerodrome, which is located on the edge of Sywell village in Northamptonshire, 4 miles from the centre of Wellingborough and 10 miles from the centre of Northampton. We are no more than an hour away from Coventry, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Cambridge.

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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.

Museum location map

If approaching from the Sywell village direction, once you have turned the left-hand corner there will be four entrances in a row - the museum is located in the large car park at the final entrance.

If approaching from the Wellingborough direction, take the first entrance on the right-hand side once you are driving past the grass of the aerodrome. The museum is located in the green nissen hut.

For details of public transport links, please see the transport links page.

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Sywell Aviation Ltd. is a company registered in England with company no. 03180760 & VAT no. 623 8222 56.
Registered offices: Hall Farm, Sywell, Northampton, NN6 0BT.

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