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Wattisham Station Heritage would like to thank all of our visitors who came to see us during the 2018 season and look forward to seeing you and new faces in the spring of 2019 when we open our doors again for visits.

Until then have a Great Winter
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IF YOU ARE NOT BOOKED IN YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE STATION
All visitors will be required to produce photo identification
i.e. Passport/Drivers licence/bus pass etc

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
 Please send your request at least 3 DAYS in advance of your visit
We have to comply with the military security protocol in order for the military to issue a base pass for your visit.  If you do not allow  for this when making an application to visit our museum you will not be allowed on the base.
Award Winning Wattisham Documentary DVD 

We are very pleased to announce that this DVD was awarded a Royal Television Society award for the best non Broadcast production.

click on the picture for further information and details of how you can obtain your copy and watch the trailer.
Welcome to Wattisham Station Heritage

Although we are kindly accommodated by, and receive good will from Wattisham Flying Station we do not receive any funding from either the Station or the MoD, and reply totally on visitor donations to survive, and also to restore, preserve and exhibit precious aircraft, photographs and memorabilia. 

We do not charge an entry fee, but we politely suggest a minimum donation of £3 per adult.

We also cater for larger group visits, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

We feel that a visit to Wattisham Station Heritage is unique, the airfield has a very long and distinguished history, there is a lot to see and experience for all ages, in both the Museum and our Heritage Workshop. Please allow at least an hour and a half for your visit.
We look forward to seeing you
About Your Visit
When you arrive at the main gate you will be issued with your passes before being allowed on the base.  You will then be directed to our Museum where our volunteer staff will greet you and tell you about the layout of the museum, in order to have a good look around the museum and H.A.S. you should allow a good one and a half to two hours for your visit.
We will then invite you to visit our restoration workshops where you can see our aircraft, this workshop is located in a HAS (Hardened Aircraft Shelter) and is at a separate location within the base and you will be escorted using your own vehicles. After visiting the HAS you will be escorted back to our Museum.

Wattisham Station Heritage Museum
Wattisham Station Heritage Hardend Aircraft Shelter

ABOUT US
Wattisham Station Heritage are a group of around 20 like minded men and women of all ages and from all walks of life. Our aim is to restore, preserve and exhibit the long and distinguished history of Wattisham Flying Station, formally RAF Wattisham and to inform and educate future generations.

Our small committee comprises civilians, former servicemen, also personnel who are currently serving. Although we operate with the full support of Wattisham Flying Station we are autonomous and rely on donations from the general public to survive.

Not only do we warmly welcome visitors to our open Sunday afternoons, we are always delighted to organise private visits from clubs, schools and organisations, also Squadron Associations, and of course Wattisham veterans and their families from all over the world.

We are also proud to help provide a link with Wattisham Flying Station and the Suffolk community, the Station is part of our local history having been in existence since 1939. Networking with other museums in East Anglia and beyond is important to us, it is good to share knowledge and exhibits for the future.


 
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