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Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum

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Lest we forget

An interesting and informative collection of artefacts from the time when the control tower was... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Susan M
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
So interesting!

The people who have maintained this museum are passionate about keeping it. It is a special place... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Sue W
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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1 Jul 2018
“Lest we forget”
26 May 2018
“So interesting!”
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

An excellent small museum housed in the actual control tower of the former Martlesham Heath airfield. Tells the story of the former "flyboys" of the station, both British and American.

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

An interesting and informative collection of artefacts from the time when the control tower was used by RAF and American Air bases which becomes a history of flight especially as the site was used for testing and developing planes. Two rooms of models, uniforms and...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 27 May 2018

The people who have maintained this museum are passionate about keeping it. It is a special place where the exhibits are well laid out and although it is reasonably small there is lots packed into it. We could have spent most of the day here...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Visited here as my father was at Martlesham Heath during 1940/41 Battle of Britian, lots of artifacts & info about RAF. All credit to the Aviation Society for keeping the memory of Martlesham Heath Airfield alive otherwise it would have been wiped away with all...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Loads of model planes to interest my 8 year. Very enthusiastic volunteers. Worth a look if you are passing on a Sunday afternoon when it's open.

Thank James C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

There is a huge amount of detail the presentation slides that was certainly oriented to WW2 Nerds. There is very little structure left of the Martlesham Heath Control Tower, but it does have a room full of wartime artifacts on the upper floor.

1  Thank dragonthoughts
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a very interesting place to visit where you can see memorabilia from WW1 and WW2 and how the site looked when it was an airfield. It is very easy to find and this weekend (July 2017) they marked the 100th anniversary of the...More

1  Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the site on its open day last Sunday and what a good time we had. The event seemed well organised and there was a good variety of stands and exhibitions. We enjoyed looking at the classic cars and army vehicles, eating the very...More

2  Thank SueandJune
Reviewed 3 July 2015

I took my elderly father to the museum which he enjoyed as he was in the Raf during world war 2.I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would ! Helpful volunteers on hand and refreshments. Interesting items donated by local people and people...More

2  Thank ANN T
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

In association with 8th in the East the control tower had an organised meander through the former airfield site. The control tower was open and had various very knowledgable volunteers on hand throughout the afternoon. Very interesting exhibits covering both USAAF and RAF history and...More

3  Thank bazgee
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