Museums

Lutterworth Museum has built-up an extensive collection of items directly related to Frank Whittle and his work and is continuously adding to these.

The museum is located at the One Stop Shop, Gilmorton Road, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 4DY.

A bust of Sir Frank is located in the Memorial Gardens, adjacent to Church Street, in the centre of Lutterworth.

The original E28/39 is located in the Aeronautical Gallery of the Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD.

Actual size replica E28/39s can be seen on the roundabout at the south end of Lutterworth High Street, outside the entrance to Farnborough Airport, Surrey, GU14 6XA and at the Jet Age Museum, Staverton, Gloucestershire, GL2 9QL. This last is meticulously detailed, with undercarriage, accurate replica cockpit and every rivet!

Brownsover Hall. By mid 1940, space at the Ladywood works had become so crowded that people were working on the stairs to Whittle’s office and engineers were occupying a redundant railway coach. This led to rooms being rented in this large house, one of which became Whittle’s office whilst others were used as design offices – it can be recognised in the photos of Whittle and his team. It is now a hotel and may be seen in all its Gothic Revival splendour (arch. Sir George Gilbert Scott) in Brownsover Lane, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 1LU.

 

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