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Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum

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Fascinating, surprising, internationally important, and personally much loved

Discover the fascinating and unusual story of RAF Martlesham Heath.

Learn of its triumphs, disasters, and aviation achievements, including the aircraft test and development  from from 1915 up to the 1970s.

Understand its role in the Battle of Britain, and as a base for USAAF P-47 "Thunderbolt" and P-51 "Mustang" fighters.

Marvel at the "boffins" at RAF Bawdsey, the Flying Boat Station at Felixstowe, and the Armament Development facility at Orfordness.

See and remember the brave British and Americans who worked, fought there, and those who died while based here. You may even meet a survivor of those dark days.


Admission is Free - donations are appreciated

It is no exaggeration to say that R.A.F. Martlesham Heath played a pivotal role in the development of Aviation in Great Britain. Based in the original Control Tower, as used through most of World War II, this Museum is crammed full of interesting items, photos and stories, giving the history of the Heath. See Museum Pictures for a brief sample.

Artefacts re. RFC  RAF and USAAF through from the opening of Martlesham Heath in 1917 until closure in 1967.

Also embracing the period that the A,A,& E.E. were at Martlesham Heath

Any artefacts, photos and information are welcomed to become part of our Museum.



Every Sunday from Easter Sunday until the last Sunday in October.

2:00pm to 4:30pm.

Open at other times for groups, by prior arrangement:
Telephone 01473 624510 or 01473 435104.



Tea and Coffee from the NAAFI bar.



Sorry but we have no disabled facilities.
Access to the museum is by a stairway entrance.

For more information, or to make a booking, contact:

Robert Dunnett, telephone +44 (0)1473 624510
email robert.rita4#at#btinternet.com (change #at# back to @)

Click here for "How to get to the museum"

Admission is Free - donations are appreciated.

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