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Museum - Transport, £4-£5


Mr Graham Haynes

07588 877020


Building 134,
Bentwaters Parks,
Rendlesham, Woodbridge,
IP12 2TW


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.

Coach parties acceptedEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic siteFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Accredited museum.

Opening details

Open on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each Month and BH Mondays from Easter to the end of October.


Adult £5.00, Child (14 & under) Free, Concessions £4.00.



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Map reference: TM 348534  Lat: 52.12943 Long: 1.42990

By Road:
From the South [A12N], follow A12 from Ipswich, as it passes Woodbridge; pass 2 Shell petrol stations on either side of rd. At next roundabout turn right [A1152] into Woods lane, follow this rd straight over next set of traffic lights, over railway crossing & at next roundabout turn left, still following A1152. After a short distance turn left & follow A1152 towards Rendlesham, follow this rd through Eyke & past Rendlesham, at next roundabout turn right, you will then come to the security barriers at original base main entrance.
From the North [A12S], either follow A12 down to A1152 Woods lane roundabout & follow the directions as above, or turn off A12 at Wickham Market & take B1078 towards Campsey Ashe, follow this rd until you arrive in Tunstall, then turn right onto B1069. Follow this rd until you come to a roundabout, at which you turn left, you will then come to security barriers at the original base main entrance.
On arrival at the security barriers, please follow BCWM signs to museum car park, or follow instructions from security staff as required. The airfield is private property, so please follow all signs & do not access prohibited parts of the airfield unless instructed to do so by museum staff or the security staff.

By Public Transport:
First Eastern Counties operates a bus service from Ipswich, via Woodbridge to Rendlesham, service no. 62B. The nearest rail stations are Ipswich, Melton and Campsey Ashe.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Accredited museum.