We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum

O.S. Grid ref: TM240455, Martlesham Heath IP5 3UZ, England
+44 1473 624510
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Worth a visit

Visited here as my father was at Martlesham Heath during 1940/41 Battle of Britian, lots of... read more

Reviewed today
HillyGilly62
,
Shropshire, United Kingdom
Small but interesting.

Loads of model planes to interest my 8 year. Very enthusiastic volunteers. Worth a look if you are... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2017
James C
via mobile
Read all 9 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
today
“Worth a visit”
Nov 4, 2017
“Small but interesting.”
LOCATION
O.S. Grid ref: TM240455, Martlesham Heath IP5 3UZ, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1473 624510
Write a ReviewReviews (9)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Filter
Reviewed today

Visited here as my father was at Martlesham Heath during 1940/41 Battle of Britian, lots of artifacts & info about RAF. All credit to the Aviation Society for keeping the memory of Martlesham Heath Airfield alive otherwise it would have been wiped away with all...More

Thank HillyGilly62
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Loads of model planes to interest my 8 year. Very enthusiastic volunteers. Worth a look if you are passing on a Sunday afternoon when it's open.

Thank James C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 12, 2017

There is a huge amount of detail the presentation slides that was certainly oriented to WW2 Nerds. There is very little structure left of the Martlesham Heath Control Tower, but it does have a room full of wartime artifacts on the upper floor.

1  Thank dragonthoughts
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed July 9, 2017

This is a very interesting place to visit where you can see memorabilia from WW1 and WW2 and how the site looked when it was an airfield. It is very easy to find and this weekend (July 2017) they marked the 100th anniversary of the...More

1  Thank Wendy R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We visited the site on its open day last Sunday and what a good time we had. The event seemed well organised and there was a good variety of stands and exhibitions. We enjoyed looking at the classic cars and army vehicles, eating the very...More

2  Thank SueandJune
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 2, 2015

I took my elderly father to the museum which he enjoyed as he was in the Raf during world war 2.I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would ! Helpful volunteers on hand and refreshments. Interesting items donated by local people and people...More

2  Thank ANN T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

In association with 8th in the East the control tower had an organised meander through the former airfield site. The control tower was open and had various very knowledgable volunteers on hand throughout the afternoon. Very interesting exhibits covering both USAAF and RAF history and...More

3  Thank bazgee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 30, 2014

An amazing relic from the old RAF Martlesham now surrounded by housing, very interesting information from a time when Douglas Barder was based here flying Hurricanes and later the USAF flying P51 Mustang and latterly jets.

3  Thank Ian T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 26, 2014

always lots of information and helpful volunteers when I go. would recommend maybe a childrens colouring area or quiz or information directed for children as my youngest gets a bit bored when I drag her along to have a look. love the open days they...More

4  Thank rose e
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Martlesham Heath Hotels
Milsoms Kesgrave Hall
579 reviews
1.07 km away
Seckford Hall
1,121 reviews
3.00 km away
The Crown at Woodbridge
368 reviews
4.64 km away
Courtyard Ipswich Suffolk
5 reviews
5.46 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Douglas Bader
100 reviews
.44 km away
Milsoms Kesgrave Hall
801 reviews
1.08 km away
Admirals Fish & Chips
15 reviews
.30 km away
Black Tiles
311 reviews
.91 km away
Nearby Attractions
Play2Day
14 reviews
.78 km away
Tenpin Ipswich
10 reviews
.81 km away
Kingpin
41 reviews
.78 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit