Waterbeach Barracks Denny End Road Waterbeach Cambridge CB25 9PA
The first Wednesday and Sunday of the months March to October, 10am to 4pm.
The museum also opens on the afternoon of Remembrance Sunday in November 1pm to 4pm.
The museum opens at other times by arrangement especially if visitors are visiting the UK.
There is no charge to visit the museum but donations are always welcome.
Air crews standing in front of a Lancaster bomber
Interior view of the museum
The Museum will be open next on Wednesday 2 June and Sunday 6 June, from 10am to 4pm
Due to Covid-19, by appointment only, so please phone 01223 861846 to book
Please leave a contact number if no reply.
MASKS MUST BE WORN IN THE MUSEUM, PLEASE
Regular opening first Wednesday and Sunday, March to October
Waterbeach Military Heritage Museum
RAF Waterbeach station was built between 1940 and 1941 for the wartime use of RAF Bomber Command. After the war, a variety of RAF Transport and Fighter Command units occupied the airfield.
In 1966, the airfield was handed over to the Royal Engineers, who remained until their move to Scotland in 2012. Waterbeach Barracks finally closed in 2013.
Many of the hangars and other RAF buildings, including the Control Tower, still exist, although they have - in most cases - been substantially modified over the years.
Waterbeach Military Heritage Museum was opened in 2016. Three rooms in the museum are devoted to the Royal Air Force. Much of the collection material has been donated by former members of 514 Squadron, who still have their annual reunion in Waterbeach. A restored Lancaster bomber, flanked by a Hurricane and a Spitfire, often fly over the airfield and village during these reunions. Two rooms in the museum are devoted to the Royal Engineers.
The museum is dedicated to preserving Waterbeach’s military heritage, and displays a fascinating collection of objects, photographs, and memorabilia.
In 2014 the Defence Infrastructure Organisation announced that Urban&Civic would be taking forward the development of the site. The military and other heritage of the site and its surroundings will play a prominent role in the developing future designs for the former RAF station.