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Small museum on the site of the former air force base in Boxted with new exhibitions for 2022 in the recently opened display hall.
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 March and Octoberr, but do check their website before travelling.
Additional FREE opening days take place on Heritage Open Days weekend. (9/10 September 2023)
Opening times 10-4. Admission donation £4. Accompanied children free.
Admission suggested donation of £4 ,accompanied children free.
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Children welcome
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Guided tours for groups
- Free Parking
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Gift shop
- Guided tours for individuals
- Smoking not allowed
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
Map & Directions
The nearest railway station is North Station, which is 5 miles away.