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Bentwaters Cold War Museum

Building 134
Bentwaters Parks
Rendlesham
Woodbridge
Suffolk
United Kingdom
IP12 2TW
Fax:  01394 460355
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Bentwaters Cold War Museum

Full details of 2017 dates are now available -
Admission £5.00 Children under 14 FREE -

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, McDonnell Douglas Phantom & Harrier.
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.
Bentwaters Cold War Museum based in a hardened command post on a former airbase is holding another night time event on Thursday 18th May 2017.
Opening in the evening with floodlit aircraft and live re-enactment by museum staff in the Cold War Command Post Bunker who will bring to life the ominous prospect of impending war that the world faced when the superpowers of the USA and the Soviet Union opposed each other.
Guided tours of the museum will be available at intervals plus films and photo opportunities both in the Command Post and outside with the aircraft, all arranged to maximise the visitor experience.

Special Offers and Events

Full details of the 2017 dates are as follows:-
April -Sunday 2nd, Sunday 16th, Monday 17th, Sunday 30th April
May - Monday 1st, Sunday 7th, Thursday 18th (Night Live Event), Sunday 21st, Sunday 28th, Monday 29th
June - Sunday 4th, Sunday 18th
July - Sunday 2nd, Sunday 16th
August - Sunday 6th, Sunday 20th, Sunday 27th, Monday 28th
September - Sunday 3rd, Sunday 17th
October - Sunday 1st, Sunday 15th

Opening times, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Special Museum at Night event 7.00pm-10.00pm
Admission Prices
Adult £5.00
Child (14 & under) Free
Concessions £4.00
Further information for the museum can be found via the website.

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