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Bentwaters Cold War Museum

Building 134 Bentwaters Parks | Rendlesham, Woodbridge IP12 2TW, England
+44 7588 877020
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Early Sunday morning and cant sleep

As per title woke up early Sunday morning and thought " I know". Anyway when we arrived we was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul P
Nice couple of hours

A pleasant Sunday day out, is on the small side but if your thing is the 80s 90s then a visit could... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
andy w
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Building 134 Bentwaters Parks | Rendlesham, Woodbridge IP12 2TW, England
+44 7588 877020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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

Thank BFG2323
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Incredible hidden gem near rendlesham in Suffolk. Really well set out and really interesting and informative. Highly recommend a visit!!!

Thank cg2792
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The museum, within the former Hardened Command Post, features extensive exhibitions of both RAF Bentwaters and Woodbridge, from their origins, through their Cold War years, up until their demise and redevelopment. There are also static aircraft undergoing restoration by volunteers, plus occasionally during the year...More

Thank Ben F
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A museum dedicated to the cold war and the role played by the twin Bases of RAF Woodbridge and RAF Bentwaters. The museum is housed in the old hardened command post of RAF Bentwaters. Now housing the only A-10 Tanknuster in a private museum in...More

Thank Julien D
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Bentwaters Cold War Museum was an accidental and brilliant find during a long weekend trip to Suffolk. Great good fortune that we decided to visit. For anyone remotely interested in WW2 and mid-20th century history, it's an essential trip. Very comprehensive and evocative overview of...More

1  Thank 2FatOldMen
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Been past many times so decided it was time for a visit.Found out what we been missing.A real gem and a worthwhile visit.Wonderful displays with knowledgeable and helpful staff making it a really enjoyable visit would definitely recommend a visit.The only downfall is the very...More

Thank roger_ashcroft
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Spotted the AA signs on the A12 and spent an enjoyable and informative couple of hours at this piece of former top secret history. The explanation of the USAF role with the A10's by a former airman added so much to the experience. Highly recommended.

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We went here with a 13,10&4 year old and they really enjoyed searching for the hidden aliens while we learnt some history, the staff were knowledgeable and very friendly, it's not a huge museum but for a fiver an adult (children are free) it was...More

Thank Charlotte G
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