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Bentwaters Cold War Museum Visit

Join us on a visit to Bentwaters Cold War Museum


The museum is based in the former USAF hardened command post on the former Bentwaters Airfield, we believe that currently this is the only such building open regularly to the public in the UK and Europe. The main "war operations room" and "battle cabin" have been restored to original condition, the BT telephone exchange room, and decontamination showers and airlock are also as original. Other rooms within the building have been turned into exhibition rooms, covering the history of RAF Bentwaters from WWII until
the base closed in 1993.

A visit to the restoration hangar will be of interest to IET members and non-members alike. Here we will see behind the scenes at the work on restoration of Sepecat Jaguar, Lockheed T-33, BAC Lightning and Gloster Meteor aircraft.

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10 Jul 2024 

6:00pm - 9:00pm

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  • Anglian Coastal Local Network

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Bentwaters Cold War Museum

Thompson Dr, Rendlesham
IP12 2TW
United Kingdom


Make your own way to the museum at Bentwaters, IP12 2TW, where there is an extensive car park.

We strongly suggest that you arrive in good time by 5:45pm and prepare for a visit of 2-3 hours.

For further information on the museum go to



Please register to attend

Free of charge