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An Essential visit for aviation enthusiasts

A warm welcome awaited us at this brilliant aviation museum with so much to see. Very helpful and... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2019
Daventry, United Kingdom
A gem of a location

A perfect museum for children and adults alike, providing a fabulous way to share World War history... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2019
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Charting the history of aviation at Sywell Aerodrome and in Northamptonshire, Sywell Aviation Museum is run and staffed entirely by volunteers. Entry is free - donations are welcome. Please note we open from Easter Saturday to the end of September...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Hall Farm Sywell Airport Business Park Wellingborough Road | Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell NN6 0BN, England
+44 7968 061708
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Reviewed March 2, 2019

A warm welcome awaited us at this brilliant aviation museum with so much to see. Very helpful and friendly volunteers were on hand to answer our questions. Our children were made very welcome and were encouraged to sit in the cockpit of a Chipmunk. Allow...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank mikenorton_goodman
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

A perfect museum for children and adults alike, providing a fabulous way to share World War history or to reminisce. This authentic, boutique museum is located on a current-day Aerodrome. It has plenty of free parking and is run by enthusiastic and friendly volunteers. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank florence034
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Visited this whilst at the Pistons & Props show and although a relatively small museum it is packed with a variety of interesting well presented displays. The volunteers there are very helpful and happy to talk to you about both the museum and airfield. Definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Took in the museum whilst at the weekends Sywell Classic car show. A great place to learn about aircraft and to see some in action. Was privileged to see a spitfire in action. The Aerodrome has good facilities and there is also a pub.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank GReyMaiden
Reviewed September 11, 2018

The museum is relatively small but contains a surprising number of valuable and interesting artifacts. It's free admission, but a voluntary contribution is almost a must. The guides are helpful and polite, and the whole experience is well worthwhile.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank stewsviews
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Excellent exhibits, helpful attendants and we had a free aerobatics display! Watched a Spitfire and also a Mustang take a lady of advancing years for the flight of a lifetime. First time there and will be going a lot more. Made me want to learn...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

visited this atraction as part of a two day visit to the light aircraft association anuall fly in at sywell airfield

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ajlomas503
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

My son is a big aviation fan so we decided to head over to Sywell for the afternoon to visit the museum and do a bit of plane spotting. The museum is run by volunteers and relies on donations. The volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank louloumiller1
Reviewed August 29, 2018

great place, but not open every day. check before you plan your visit. entry free, give a decent donation, it is worth it

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank willoHemelHempstead
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We were on a Sunday car rally and this was our lunch/picnic stop. We watched planes taking off and landing whilst eating our picnic. Some had lunch in the superb Art Deco bar and restaurant across the car park. I didn`t think i`d find the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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October 15, 2016|
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Response from Tom K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry I have only just observed your question. The museum closes at the rnd of September, HOWEVER, If you ho onto their Website, Google them at Sywell aviation museum, I believe if you contact them via the website they... More
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February 13, 2016|
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Response from mackenney | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Museum is not open until Easter and will be open on Sundays from that date. If its a nice day the Aerodrome has a Bar/Cafe and if lucky you may see some aerobatics.