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August 29th & 30th, September 5th & 19th, and October 3rd & 17th

We are running some walks of the northern side technical area(not the airfield side) of the former RAF Bentwaters site over the coming months – this walk will show you some of the remaining buildings on the site and our tour guide, Graham Gilbert, will be explaining what various buildings were used for when the airbase was operational during the Cold War by the United States Air Force.

Each walk will start at 12pm from the museum car park, will last for approximately 1.5 hours, is limited to 16 guests per walk and will take place mostly on hard surfaces with some grass areas. The route being taken is suitable for mobility scooters. The walk only costs £5 per head, and bookings can be made using the form below. The walks are being held on August 15th, 29th, and 30, September 5th & 19th, and October 3rd and 17th.

This is a ticketless event as we will have captured your details via the form. Simply come to the museum shop and let us know you have arrived on the day.

Why not combine a walk with a visit to the museum as well while you are here?!! Admission tickets to the museum can be purchased here.

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Experience a chance to walk around Bentwaters and sample the atmosphere of a Cold War airfield and view the architecture of a former United States Air Force front line air base. The tour will start with an hour long visit to the museum to find out the history of the site and then a guided walk around the airfield going past and through different areas of interest including the museums restoration hangar and finishing back at the museum.

  • The wearing of face coverings inside any of the museum buildings is enforced during the visit due to building layouts.
  • Cost will be £18.00 per person. All proceeds go to the Bentwaters Cold War Museum, charity No 1124197.
  • Numbers will be limited to 30 people (sorry but no children under 12), dogs are allowed if kept on a lead.
  • The walk is about 4 miles long and is mostly on a hard surface.
  • The walk will be cancelled if weather conditions are extreme.
  • Instructions from the guides must be followed at all times due to Health & Safety factors. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the walk.
  • Please allow 4 to 5 hours for the visit, starting at 11am at the Museum.

Thanks to Bentwaters Parks for their kind permission for airfield access. 

This is a ticketless event as we will have captured your details via the form. Simply come to the museum shop and let us know you have arrived on the day.

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

Experience a chance to walk around Bentwaters and sample the atmosphere of a Cold War airfield and view the architecture of a former United States Air Force front line air base. The tour will start with an hour long visit to the museum to find out the history of the site and then a guided walk around the airfield going past and through different areas of interest including the museums restoration hangar and finishing back at the museum.

  • The wearing of face coverings inside any of the museum buildings is enforced during the visit due to building layouts.
  • Cost will be £18.00 per person. All proceeds go to the Bentwaters Cold War Museum, charity No 1124197.
  • Numbers will be limited to 30 people (sorry but no children under 12), dogs are allowed if kept on a lead.
  • The walk is about 4 miles long and is mostly on a hard surface.
  • The walk will be cancelled if weather conditions are extreme.
  • Instructions from the guides must be followed at all times due to Health & Safety factors. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the walk.
  • Please allow 4 to 5 hours for the visit, starting at 11am at the Museum.

Thanks to Bentwaters Parks for their kind permission for airfield access. 

This is a ticketless event as we will have captured your details via the form. Simply come to the museum shop and let us know you have arrived on the day.

Why not combine a walk with a visit to the museum as well while you are here?!! Admission tickets to the museum can be purchased here.

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

The BAS & BCWM will be hosting an opportunity for you to see our Sepecat Jaguar XX741 in action at Bentwaters on November 6th 2021. The event will be held between 3pm and 7pm allowing for some fantastic daylight and twilight photo opportunities of the Jaguar in action.

At the start of the event you will be given an event briefing and given the opportunity to photograph the aircraft with aircrew and groundcrew on the runway. After this the aircraft will perform a start-up and a slow taxi as well as undertaking a static reheat exercise which is always a fantastic sight to witness.

You will then have the chance to photograph the aircraft from several prime locations undertaking a fast taxi and brake chute deployment, followed by the aircraft relocating to one of the dispersal pads in the wooded area of Bentwaters allowing for various floodlit photoshoots to take place.

Admission tickets to the event are priced at £75 each, and all proceeds go back into the Bentwaters Aviation Society Charity to help it’s running and upkeep of the Society and the Bentwaters Cold War Museum.

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