Boxted Airfield Museum

Boxted Airfield museum

How a WW2 airfield and 3000 military personnel affected a small village
Museum contact 07503952354

Museum is closed until Sunday 29th march, However private visits can still be arranged
Watch this space for news of exciting new exhibits foe 2020
  Exciting new exhibition in large display hall, details below.
Recreation of a B26 Marauder aircraft cockpit incorporating artifacts from our collection and loaned items from Marauder enthusiasts. Large section of Marauder fuselage including tail gunner's position. This Marauder "Mr Shorty" flew out of Earls Colne. Boxted and many bases in Essex had these aircraft and hundreds would have been in the skies over Essex, "Mr Shorty" is the only example in the UK. This aircraft has quite a story of survival!  

 We can open for private visits.
This can include a tour to see the airfield site. A number of buildings still exist including the Command Centre.
(No access inside these buildings)
 Opening times 10-4. Admission donation £3. Accompanied children free.
Events to your Email or Smartphone calendar using this ICAL link.

Museum buildings complex.

Richard Turner and Henry Farwell
Richard Turner (chairman) with Henry Farwell 386th Bomb Group veteran at the museum opening in May 2011.

Mr. Shorty
"Mr Shorty" marauder fuselage and largest collection of Marauder artefacts in the UK will be exhibited inside.

Essex University volunteers
Volunteers from Essex University help with new build refit.

Marauder plinth
Marking out top of plinth that will hold recreation of Marauder cockpit.

Robert Silva suitcase exhibit. Robert was killed on the first mission to Berlin. His personal effects were packed into his suitcase and returned to his family. Bruce Henderson, Robert's nephew played with the helmet and goggles as a small boy. When he got older Bruce started to ask questions about his uncle and believes this interest lead to Bruce becoming an Aviation Author.
After visiting the museum Bruce and his family decided to donate the suitcase and contents to our museum. We are privileged to be trusted with such a personal family item. The story of the suitcase also documents how Robert met his dancing partner.

Buildings then and now
Buildings exhibition will reopen with Museum on March 31st 2019, see "Buildings then and now" page.

Light refreshments and Airfield souvenirs are available from our shop.
Disabled access to all areas and disabled toilet.
The museum can be opened for private and group visits.
We also give illustrated talks on the airfield history.
We invite veterans and their families to contact us.
For details please contact us.

Our address is:
Langham Lane,
Please do not send post to the above address.

Latitude: 51.937548 N, Longitude: 0.922186 E

The Boxted Airfield Museum is located on the south-east side of Langham Lane.

Boxted Airfield Museum