Bentwaters Cold War Museum
Building 134, Bentwaters Parks
Museum is based in the United States Air Force (USAF) hardened command post on the former Bentwaters airbase which 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.
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 English Electric Lightning, Hawker Hunter, BAC Jaguar & Gloster Meteor.
Plenty of car parking space and is suitable for all ages and has the added benefit of being an ideal all weather visitor attraction.
The new café and shop has proven to be a great success offering light refreshments and souvenirs.
Museum, Castle or defences
10.00 - 16.00 on the following dates:
March Sunday 31st
April Monday 1st, Sunday 7th, Sunday 21st
May Sunday 5th, Monday 6th, Sunday 19th, Sunday 26th, Monday 27th
June Sunday 2nd, Sunday 16th (Special Open Day)
July Sunday 7th, Sunday 21st
August Sunday 4th, Sunday 18th, Sunday 25th, Monday 26th
September Sunday 1st, Sunday 15th
October Sunday 6th, Sunday 20th
Child (14 & under): Free
Volunteers provide guided tours and talks. Special tours can be provided to groups of 15 or more throughout the year subject to availability.