The historic airfield control tower is open every Sunday afternoon from now to the end of October 2023
Howard King of Martlesham Heath Aviation Society takes us through what’s on offer:
“Visitors can explore the fascinating history of the airfield – from its founding story in 1917 (with the Royal Flying Corps – before the RAF formed on 1st April 1918)…and on through the Second World War. So the control tower has seen two World Wars…”
“Martlesham Heath was the prime military and civilian aircraft testing establishment between those wars. Following its time as a Fighter station in World War II (with both British AND American fighters operating), aircraft testing and development continued into the Jet Age – till its closure in 1963.”
“The airfield played a key role in the Battle of Britain in 1940.”
“Hear a host of stories, see a host of images, perhaps even explore our “Secret Bunker” (also known as an Air Raid Shelter) – find out what an Anderson Shelter is….. how did some babies sleep through the worst air raids, and their older siblings were trained at school to wear a silly-looking Gas Mask…”
“Open Sunday afternoons until the end of October 2pm to 4.30pm. FREE Entry – donations appreciated. Easy free, parking. The Tower is open at other times by prior appointment. To enquire and to do this call 07707 711 104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org”
Find out more on the Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum website.
Do note that we have stairs up to the first floor of the Museum.