Boxted Airfield Museum

 The Museum will open on 26th July, 10-4 Suggested Admission Donation £4
Conditions of entry 
Max of 6 visitors in any one building at any one time.
Visitors to socially distance 1m+.  
Visitors to support NHS Track & Trace by giving name and contact details-either mobile or home phone, or email address - record will be destroyed after 21 days and not used for any other purpose.
Card or contactless payments only
Follow one way system in each building
Respect & follow instructions of stewards. 
Use hand sanitiser on entering any building

We will not be serving any refreshments so please bring your own

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

Exciting new  exhibitions in recently opened 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

New for 2020  a collection of 9 uniforms. Jack Norton was a Signals Officer with the 354th Fighter Group he landed on Omaha beach on D-Day. 6 of the uniforms relate to personnel of the US 9th Air Force and two relating to British military women. They include a Major Gau, Corporal Marty Thibo, a military policeman; Sergeant Darwin Morse; E.J.Seagars, a pilot; 2nd Lt. Harry Taylor, a B 26 Marauder pilot; and Staff Sgt. Eddie Kovalchik, a radio operator/turret gunner on Marauders.

Captain Jack Norton Signals officer at Boxted who landed on D-Day.                       Military policeman Marty Thibo                                            Collection of 9th Airforce Uniforms read the stories behind these
The display  features information on all these individuals. For example, we have the uniform and documents relating to Corporal Marty Thibo, who was initially in the armament section of the 556BS and later became a military policeman. One of the British women was Private Christine Warren of the ATS, an aircraft plotter at Blake Hall, who married Sgt. Murrell Turner of the US 9th Air Force on 13 September 1944. Her uniform and wedding photos will feature in the display.

 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 £4. Accompanied children free.
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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" marauder fuselage and largest collection of Marauder artefacts in the UK.

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

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 exhibition will reopen with Museum on March 29th 2020, see "Buildings then and now" page.
Buildings then and now

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