Echoes of The Past 2024

Vehicles, re-enactments, jeep rides, vintage tea room and more!

About this event

This special annual event at Rougham Control Tower Aviation Museum in Bury St Edmunds features military vehicles, classic cars, re-enactments, talks, displays, stalls, jeep rides, and plenty of things to do.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Fly Past (TBC)

The vintage tea room will be open, along with a BBQ.

The Museum will be open to explore all day, with tours available.

FREE Entry & Parking

CHILD & DOG FRIENDLY - Please be aware there may be some loud bangs during displays!

The Museum

The Museum is dedicated to preserving the memory of all who served with the 8th USAAF at RAF Bury St Edmunds during WW2, housed in the original control tower and other period buildings.

Uncover the history of the men and women who served here and how they fit into the story of The Mighty Eighth that will be told in a new 9-part Apple TV+ series Masters of The Air, starring Austin Butler in January 2024.

Bury St Edmunds was home for thousands of American airmen and women during WWII and a visit to Rougham Control Tower Aviation Museum is like taking a trip back in time. Full of artefacts, maps, photo's, aircraft relics and memorabilia.

RAF Bury St Edmunds, now Rougham Airfield and known in WWII by the USAAF as Station 468, not only welcomed 3,000 GIs during WWII but the Glenn Miller Orchestra, legendary comedian Bob Hope and Hollywood movie star Clark Gable, who all visited to entertain the troops.

It was home for the 94th Bomb Group (and for a shorter time the 322nd and 47th Bomb Groups) of the USAAF 8th Airforce, whose contribution to the Allies’ strategic bombing offensive helped turn the tide of war against the Nazis and free occupied Europe.

Free entry, donations to the Museum greatly appreciated.

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