Boxted Airfield Museum

Museum reopens on Sunday 31st March, 10-4. A family day out for £10 (2 Adults & accompanied children)

Airfield walk 14th April 2024 (see home page)

We can offer private visits during the closed period 07503952354 for more details.

The display  features information on all these individuals. For example, we have the uniform and documents relating to 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 AA command plotter at Blake Hall, who married Private Murriel  Turner of the US 9th Air Force on 13 September 1944. Her uniform and wedding photos feature in the display. 

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.


A small team of volunteers are currently working on preserving an example of the above, this is an early form of aircraft simulator.

Come and see the progress, currently the movement of the Link can be demonstrated.

Another recent acquisition is a large aircraft compressor from WW2.

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 are exhibited inside.

             Reconstruction of a Marauder nose.

Marauder Cockpit Exhibit designed and installed by Logic Displays.


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 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.

             We are open the last Sunday of every month until October in 2023. Last open day this year 29th October

(We can still offer private visits at a day, evening and time suitable to both parties contact 07503952354)


Discover How a WW2 airfield and 3000 military personnel affected a small village 

Museum contact 07503952354

Uniforms Collection

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

Come and read the stories behind these uniforms.