image for Museum - Transport item typeDebach Airfield Museum

Museum - Transport, free entry


Grove Farm,
IP13 6QS


Debach Airfield was home to 493rd Heavy Bomber Group, USAAF, from 1944 to 1945. In total 157 missions were flown from Debach. After the US forces left the airfield was used first as a P.O.W. camp and then for displaced persons before being abandoned in about 1948. It then passed back to agricultural use and to commercial use.

Much of the concrete runways and taxi-ways were taken up, and crushed to use for road building, and the land reclaimed to be used for agricultural crops. Many of the buildings on the former Technical site fell down and some have now been restored. Others were built on the old sites and on the site of the T2 Hangar which is now a farm grain store. The control tower has been vandalized over the past years and it is our intention to restore this building to be used as a museum to the 493rd Bomb Group.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Opening details

The Control Tower Museum will be open on the last Sundays in the months of
April, May, June, July, August and September 2009 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Open Day - June 6th 2010. By appointment other times.


Free entry

From April to September - Free.
Pre booked group - £25 per group.
Schools encouraged.


See location of Debach Airfield Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 230544  Lat: 52.14284 Long: 1.25765

By Road:
Marked at entrance - turning off B1078 at Clopton / Debach.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed