Sywell Aviation Museum News
Museum Grand Opening and Unveiling of Brand New Display Hall!
23rd February 2011On Easter Saturday, 23rd April 2011 from 10.30am the Sywell Aviation Museum is due to open our brand new hall dedicated to the history of the aerodrome. Opened in 2001 this is the Museum's first expansion. A former-POW camp Nissen hut has been re-erected on site with all cost met by the museum's own fundraising.
For the first time the hall will enable the Museum to display its de Havilland Chipmunk and Vampire cockpits which will, it is hoped, be joined by a Tiger Moth in due course. In addition a fully refurbished wartime Link trainer will also be displayed within! Phase two of the expansion is underway with a second hall to be completed by the end of the year. This is to be funded in part by our 2011 Extension Raffle (see here).
The new hall is to be named the Paul Morgan Hall in memory of the well-known warbird pilot who sadly lost his life at Sywell in the crash of Sea Fury G-EEMV ten years ago in May. The grand opening will be attended by The Mayor of Wellingborough, re-enactors, military vehicles and it is hoped that a warbird may also visit to mark the occasion. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ben Brown, Museum Secretary on 07968 061708.