Wattisham Airfield Museum houses an extensive photographic record, models, artefacts and memorabilia depicting the history and squadrons based at the station from 1937 to the present day.
History of the Wattisham Airfield Museum
The Wattisham Airfield Station Museum opened in November 1991.
The museum is housed in the original station chapel built by the USAAF in 1943.
Inside the museum you can see an extensive photographic record, artefacts, uniforms, equipment and memorabilia.
You may also visit our Heritage Workshop located within a former Cold War Hardened Aircraft Shelter (HAS) where we are refurbishing our historic aircraft.This building is sited at a different location within the airfield and visitors will be escorted across.
In late 2003 the Wattisham Airfield Museum Committee decided that a Memorial was needed to commemorate all the personnel who had lost their lives while stationed at Wattisham during the Second World War. Geoff Pleasance, an aviation artist, was asked to design the memorial. Land, part of the WWII dispersal site, was kindly donated by the Bulls, a local farming family, and planning permission was granted. Members of the committee set about clearing the concrete rubble, trees and shrubs left from previous runway construction.
Once completed the site was re-landscaped and a concrete foundation slab was pored. Many fundraising events took place in 2004 and, along with kind donations; the granite boulder was purchased and went to the stone masons for carving. On Sunday 15th May 2005 the Memorial was unveiled, attended by both British and American ex-service men, their families and friends.