Boxted Airfield Museum

The Museum will open on 27th September 10-4.

Conditions of entry

Max of 6 visitors in any one building at any one time.

Visitors to socially distance 1m+ and wear a face covering.

(We do not supply face coverings).

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 sanitizer on entering any building.

Please take your litter home

We will not be providing refreshments, please bring your own, we do have outside seating.

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

Museum contact 07503952354

New for 2020 a collection of 9 uniforms

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.

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 on loan from Marks Hall. 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.

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.

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 currently closed due to distancing space. See "Buildings then and now" page.

Buildings then and now

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,

Langham,

Essex,

CO4 5NW

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.