The historic Martlesham Heath airfield played a key part in both world wars and was the scene of pioneering flight safety.
Described as the “The Cradle of British Aviation”, Martlesham Heath was established as the centre for testing and evaluation of aircraft only nine years after the first recorded flight of a heavier than air machine in Britain. Civil as well as military aircraft were tested here, and in 1936, when radar research and development commenced at nearby Bawdsey Manor, aircraft from Martlesham were available to assist when necessary.
The museum features memorabilia from the airfield and has collated stories, pictures and experiences of those who worked and flew from the base.
The Control Tower Museum is open on Sunday afternoons 2-