Martlesham Heath control tower museum.
Open Sunday afternoons 2pm to 5pm from 7th April and every Sunday to the end of October.
Museum situated at the rear of Parkers Place, (off Eagle Way), Martlesham Heath, IP5 3UZ
Free admission -
If you are a school or a voluntary organisation then you may be interested in arranging a visit to the Martlesham Heath Aviation Society Control Tower Museum on Martlesham Heath.
Unfortunately, there is a cost to opening the museum i.e. heating, lighting etc. and therefore we have had to include a suggested donation, but it is a suggested donation which, can be discussed.
Please enjoy your visit.
‘Phone Robert Dunnett on 01473 624510 or contact us via the email address on the “Contacts” page on.
More details in a drop down menu “School Visits” under the “Museum” page.
Turn off the A12 at the Tesco roundabout into Eagle Way, third right into Parkers Place, first left into roadway that leads to the Museum Car Park. The Museum is located in an area off Deben Avenue. Plenty of parking space.
For those with other means of navigation, this data may be helpful:
Location: United Kingdom, O.S. Grid ref: TM240455
Postcode district: IP5 3UZ
X: 624000m Y: 245500m
Lat: 52:03:45N (52.0626) Lon: 1:15:59E (1.2664)
MARTLESHAM HEATH southeast of Woodbridge, the A12 runs through the site.
Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum: The centenary of the airfield, and the modern township, was marked in fine style on 8/9th July 2017 -
u On the west side of the A12, turn off at the roundabout with ‘brown signs’ for the Douglas Bader public house then look for Eagle Way, then Parkers Place (IP5 3UZ) and the museum signs | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.mhas.org.uk . The Douglas Bader is well signed and contains images of the airfield, and selection of ales
Open space to the east of the pub is not a car park; being the remains of one of the two runways laid down in time for the Americans… who also had use of the new Control Tower. The original RAF Watch Office – on the other side of the Airfield was destroyed in a German Air Raid on 15th August 1940, which hit a bombed up Fairey Battle – which then exploded.
Impressive former RAF buildings, including the guardroom and the huge red-
MUSEUM ACTIVITY DIARY 2018
Well another year slipped by and we are busy getting ready for the new season, a quick look back
can give a measure of satisfaction about how the museum has met the public.
10 educational visits, (the future generation) – 6 meetings with the public at the Tower and 7
occasions when the museum went out to meet people. All this outside the Sunday schedule
Radio Suffolk came in on 29 th March broadcasting us to East Anglia
Over 200 pupils from various schools enjoyed the “Bunker Experience”
80 adults, from various groups (including our neighbours BT) came to see us.
40 Walkers on the Suffolk Walking Festival stopped by for lunch and a look around in May.
Our Heritage Day, 9 th September, saw Classic Cars and Model Planes parked around the Tower.
(Also popular were the Ice Cream Van and the Mobile Fish and Chip shop)
We got “out and about” as well!
We got to Playford Hall and Martlesham Village Fairs.
There was a dedication of a plaque and seat at Seckford Hall to P/O George Montgomery.
We did “Show and Tell” at Ipswich Museum .
A leaflet exchange with other Tourist attractions at Bawdsey Radar Museum.
Two outside presentations on RAF Martlesham at Folkestone and Wickham Market.
It’s an interesting life as a volunteer in the MHAS – Our Society Needs You!
Ian Lisseman, Museum Manager.