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Boxted Airfield Museum

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About

Small museum on the site of the former air force base in Boxted.


Displays include the nose gearing mechanism from a P47 Thunderbolt, the largest piece of a B26 Marauder in the UK, the WW2 diary of the 386th bomb group, as well as artefacts from the airfield and general WW2 items.

As well as the 386th bomb group the airfield was home to the 354th fighter group (the first until to fly the merlin engined mustang) and the 56th most famous of the American fighter groups with more kills and more aces than any other group. The only Congressional medal of honour awarded to a fighter pilot flying in Europe was gived to Jim Howard stationed in Boxted. The first American Air Sea rescue squadron was formed at Boxted in 1944. When the war ended the RAF used the base until 1947.

The museum normally opens on the last Sunday of the month between April & September, but do check their website before travelling

Opening times 10-4. Admission donation £4. Accompanied children free.

 

Guide Prices

Admission £3 accompanied children free. No concessions

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Colchester

Road Directions

The nearest railway station is North Station, which is 5 miles away.

Boxted Airfield Museum

Type:Museum

Langham Lane, Langham, Nr Colchester, Essex, CO4 5NW

Tel: 01206 865275