Bentwaters Cold War Museum

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Bentwaters Cold War Museum: Inside the building the War Operations Room and Battle Cabin have been fully restored to their operational appearance. Other rooms have been converted into exhibitions documenting the history of the Twin Bases of RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge. These rooms include histories of the various units and squadrons that occupied the bases, particularly the 81st Fighter Wing and its associated squadrons. Displays to support history studies of the Cold War and the role of the airfields of RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge.

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From the South A12N

follow the A12 from Ipswich, as it passes Woodbridge, pass the 2 Shell petrol stations on either side of the road. At the next roundabout turn right A1152 into Woods lane, follow this road straight over the next set of traffic lights, over the railway crossing, and at the next roundabout turn left, still following the A1152. After a short distance turn left and follow the A1152 towards Rendlesham, follow this road through Eyke, and past Rendlesham, at the next roundabout turn right, you will then come to the security barriers at the original base main entrance.

From the North A12S

either follow the A12 down to the A1152 Woods lane roundabout and follow the directions as above, or turn off the A12 at Wickham Market, and take the B1078 towards Campsey Ashe, follow this road until you arrive in Tunstall, then turn right onto the B1069. Follow this road until you come to a roundabout, at which you turn left, you will then come to the security barriers at the original base main entrance.


Opening Times:

The museum is open on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from Easter with the last opening for 2009 on Sunday 18th October. The museum will also be open on bank holiday weekends for the Sunday and Monday.

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Address: Bentwaters Cold War Museum, Building 134, Bentwaters Parks, Rendlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2TW, UK
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