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Bentwaters Cold War Museum

Building 134 Bentwaters Parks | Rendlesham, Woodbridge IP12 2TW, England
+44 7588 877020
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Brilliant Museum

A superb museum entirely run by volunteers. Beautifully presented displays of memorabilia and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
weathervane10
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Worcester
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One of the best

My wife and I visited this great museum on a very sunny May Day holiday weekend Sunday. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard S
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Building 134 Bentwaters Parks | Rendlesham, Woodbridge IP12 2TW, England
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+44 7588 877020
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A superb museum entirely run by volunteers. Beautifully presented displays of memorabilia and models supplemented by many photos and info boards. The Ops Room is very well preserved. Outside a number of aircraft on show including an A10. Can spend hours here in company of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this great museum on a very sunny May Day holiday weekend Sunday. This museum is full of interesting exhibits and staffed by some of the nicest people we have met in ages. Special mentions to Bob the friendly ex US...More

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

There is a lot more here than first meets the eye and it is worth the £5 adult entrance fee in my opinion. My favourite parts were seeing the command centre, which I found fascinating, and speaking to an American who served there when it...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

An interesting museum with lots of information, artefacts and various rooms to see. There was even a veteran from the USAF who gave a short talk on the Operations Room.

Thank Wendy R
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

If you are interested in warfare or in particular the Cold War, being able to enter a former operational HQ and walk right into the command centre is just brilliant. As a child I enjoyed seeing A-10 Thunderbolt 'Tankbuster' aircraft in the skies over my...More

Thank Simon S
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

I worked at Bentwaters until it closed. Visiting the museum was a walk back in time. I worked in PCAM which Bob, who did a talk about working on the base and operations that went on, talked about the part my office played. It was...More

Thank Pearl C
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

I had a private guided tour, which added value. However, this is not necessary to enjoy this fascinating museum. The themes of the museum are easy to follow and the many exhibits add to the stories

Thank M D
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

As per title woke up early Sunday morning and thought " I know". Anyway when we arrived we was greeted by an A10 Warthog by the car park, and I thought this is gonna be good. We was greeted by a guy with a real...More

Thank Paul P
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

A pleasant Sunday day out, is on the small side but if your thing is the 80s 90s then a visit could be in order. They have a Harrier,Phantom and A10 as well as loads of maps and photo's add that to all the parts...More

Thank andy w
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Visited this museum for the first time this summer with my partner. I've always been interested in history and love going to museums and this was no exception. From arrival the gentleman we bought our tickets from was very friendly and helpful telling us where...More

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Duncan M
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Response from Paul P | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry did not get an alert for your question. The museum is now closed for the winter. the museum is open the first and third Sunday of the month and bank holidays from April until October We had a great time, enjoy... More
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