Bury St Edmunds Guildhall is the starting point for new 60-minute walking tours that take in historic buildings in town and its own Royal Observer Corps Operations Room:
Masters of the Air Tours, Tuesday, February 13 and Tuesday, March 12, start at 3.30pm from Bury St Edmunds Guildhall in Guildhall Street IP33 1PR, advance booking essential.
A new guided 60-minute walk on Bury St Edmunds in WWII has been created, to coincide with the release of the Apple TV+ nine-episode mini-series Masters of the Air, by Bury St Edmunds Guildhall and the Bury Tour Guides. The drama, released on 26 January, centres on the courage and sacrifice of the US Eighth Air Force in the East of England during WWII.
The 60-minute walk will bring to life those Bury buildings and places which contributed to the war effort or helped raise the morale of allied servicemen and women. It will end with a 30-minute visit to the Guildhall, to see the only surviving Royal Observer Corps Operations Room in the country.
Adults £12, under-18s £6, under-5s free. Advance booking essential, visit www.burystedmundstourguides.org/our-tours/masters-of-the-air/
One Town – Many Stories, Tuesday March 19 to Sunday March 24, 10am-4pm daily, free admission
Discover the captivating history of Bury St Edmunds through the eyes of local organisations and historical societies at this fascinating exhibition. From influential figures and key institutions to significant events, this exhibition offers a unique opportunity to delve into the stories that have made Bury St Edmunds the vibrant town it is today.
Contributors include the Suffolk Regiment Museum, Bury Town Tour Guides, Ickworth House, West Suffolk Hospital Historical Society, and the Bury Society. During the exhibition, the Guildhall WW2 Operations Room will be open for visitors.
Royal Observer Corps Operations Room Open Days, Sunday March 24, Sunday April 28, Sunday May 26, 10am-4pm, free admission
The Guildhall contains the only surviving WW2 Operations Room of the Royal Observer Corps – an unsung group of local heroes who were the ‘eyes and ears of the RAF’ during the Battle of Britain.
Their story has been hidden behind a veil of secrecy for over 80 years, but now it’s all been declassified for you to explore.
To find out more about our programme of events, tours, or venue hire please visit www.burystedmundsguildhall.org.uk