Bentwaters Cold War Museum is based in the United States Air Force (USAF) hardened command post on the former Bentwaters airbase.
The airbase closed after the withdrawal of the USAF in 1993 and is believed to be the only such building open to the public in the UK and Europe. Today, the site is run by volunteers from Bentwaters Aviation Society. Visitors can experience the Cold War history with guides and talks about the operations of the base with detailed displays of the units stationed at both RAF Bentwaters and nearby RAF Woodbridge since WWII.
Aircraft on display include an English Electric Lightning, Hawker Hunter, BAC Jaguar, McDonnell Douglas Phantom & Harrier. Visitors can also see the fully restored War Operations Room and Battle Cabin, alongside the BT Telephone Exchange room.