The Tower Museum Bassingbourn is housed in the original control tower that dates back to the 1930's when the station was constructed.
The Museum at Bassingbourn was opened in June 1974 by Major Gen. Stanley Wray, who during the Second World War was Colonel Wray, the first Commanding Officer of the 91st Bomb Group of the 8th United States Army Air Force.
Formerly known at the East Anglian Aviation Society, the Tower Museum Bassingbourn was one of the first museums of its type in the country, housed in the original airfield control tower, located on what was to become one of the most famous bomber bases of the Second World War. Today the Tower Museum is a memorial museum, capturing memories and experiences of all those who served here with the RAF, USAAF and the British Army; the Museum's moto is ...
"TO KEEP THE MEMORY ALIVE
FOR THOSE WHO COME AFTER"
The Museum has a large collection of genuine artefacts, photographs and documents on display which give our visitors a flavour of what has taken place at this base since it opened in 1938.
The first floor of the Museum is dedicated to the RAF - pre, during and post - World War II, and also to the British Army who laterly became the custodians of Bassingbourn. The second floor of the Museum is dedicated entirely to the 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) - probably the most famous of all USAAF bomb groups of the Second World War.