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Bentwaters Cold War Museum

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Museum charting the history of RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge. Housed in a former USAF Command Post building, the only one of its kind open to the public in the Europe.


The museum features exhibition rooms devoted to Bentwaters and Woodbridge including all the units and squadrons, which served at the “Twin Bases”, particularly the 81st FW of the US Air Force, which was resident for over 40 years. Other rooms feature exhibitions on the ‘special operations squadrons’, the Aggressor Squadron. A further room features a Cold War history display. As well as these exhibition rooms the museum features a fully restored “Battle Cab” and War Operations room. This is currently the only former US Air Force command post open to the public in Europe.

  • Coach Parties Accepted
  • Education Study Area
  • Facilities For Conferencing
  • Facilities For Corporate Hospitality
  • Facilities For Educational Visits
  • Facilities For Groups
  • Gift Shop
  • On-Site Catering
  • Picnic Site
Bentwaters Cold War Museum
Building 134
Bentwaters Parks
IP12 2TW