Pioneering engineering in Lutterworth

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Did you know that the jet engine developed in Britain was manufactured in Lutterworth, by Sir Frank Whittle?

One of the objects that tells the amazing story of Harborough district is our model of the first British jet engine. While we don’t have space for the real thing in our museum, you can see one at Lutterworth Museum.

To find out more about Sir Frank Whittle, the invention of the jet engine and it’s connection to Lutterworth, head over to our collections entry about it.

A green model of a jet engine resting on top of a black supporting base

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