Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum

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The Control Tower Deben Avenue Martlesham Heath

  • Phone: 01473 614442

The Museum is dedicated to the work carried out at Martlesham Heath Airfield (renamed in 1924 to RAF Martlesham Heath) between 1917 and 1978. Between WW1 & WW2 under the Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment (A.& A.E.E.) Martlesham Heath was a secret airfield testing new aeroplanes and armaments including civil aeroplanes. Later as part of 11 group it was involved in WW2 and in 1943 shared the airfield with the 356th Fighter Group USAAF. During the early years of WW2 its aeroplanes were used to help develop ‘Radio Directional Finding’ (Radar). Post war MH returned to carrying out experimental work including Blind Landing. Don’t Miss: The Secret Underground Bunker and the Barrack Square with its three memorials.

Further information

Opening Hours:

April to October inclusive - every Sunday afternoon 2.00pm to 5.00pm on the first floor - narrow stairway access only. Open all year to pre-arranged parties – FREE, donations however are always gratefully received. We specially cater for both Junior and High Schools, clubs, Society’s, Groups of all types etc.


FREE – Donations however are always gratefully received.

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