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Parham Airfield Museum

Parham Airfield Museum is situated on an old World War II United States Air Force Station.

Opening Times

The Museum actually consists of 2 separate Museums, which join together to show how this corner of rural Suffolk was affected by the War in two very different ways.

The 390th Bomb Group Memorial Air Museum pays tribute to the 740 servicemen killed or ‘Missing in Action’ from this airfield and the further 754 who were taken as Prisoners of War.

The Museum of the British Resistance Organisation provides an insight into ‘Britain’s Secret Army’, had Britain been invaded, these Auxiliaries would have fought a ruthless guerrilla war. With contemporary artefacts housed in the Nissen Huts and a unique replica secret underground bunker. The Museum aims to shed light on “Britain’s best kept war secret”.

The original Control Tower opened in 1981 after a five-year restoration project. Soon Nissen huts and more recently modern buildings were added to display our various artefacts.

The museum houses a unique collection of engines, machine guns, equipment, paintings, photos and memorabilia to illustrate life on the base.

The museum opened in 1997 after research involving the surviving men and women who had been bound by the Official Secrets Act. It holds a large collection of photos, manuals, weapons and sabotage equipment.

Visitors can enter our reconstruction of the underground Stratford St. Andrew Operational Base. An Operational Patrol of 7 or 8 auxiliers would have lived there with supplies for just two weeks.

Groups and research by arrangement
Shop with Café serving light refreshments Grass Picnic Area, Parking
Meeting Facilities
Library and Archives
Memorial Chapel
Toilets, with disabled facilities and baby change
Due to wartime design, upper floors of Tower are not accessible to wheelchairs.


Free. We rely on visitors’ donations to continue our existence.

Opening Times

Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October from 11am-5pm.

Wednesdays from 11am- 4pm in June, July and August.

  • Accessible toilets
  • Baby changing
Parham Airfield Museum
Parham Airfield
IP13 9AF