The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum

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The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum

The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum
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Benjamin Moye
Norwich, UK182 contributions
Highly Recommend
sie 2019
A fascinating museum run by knowledgeable volunteers who are passionate about the site's history and have countless experiences to share. The site truly is a hidden gem and worth making a visit to see, the museum is free to enter with a cafe and can be supported by donations.
Written 10 marca 2020
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Kauschh
Diss, UK68 contributions
Educational
wrz 2019 • Dla rodziny
Operated by volunteers who seem well informed and helpful. Culturally educating to all age groups with watch-tower overlooking old runway. Coffee shop offers hot and cold drinks and snacks. Plenty parking spaces for large groups. Expect to spend 1/2 day there - there’s plenty to see and read.
Written 5 stycznia 2020
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britgirl62
Oklahoma City37 contributions
Jam packed with history and so much more.
gru 2019 • Pary
My husband and I visited recently and were so impressed with everything about this museum! If you have an infinity of everything WW2 you must visit. It is a deeply personal look into the American servicemen who were based at this airfield. It is moving, impactful and full of historical facts, interesting artifacts and personal recollections.
The staff at the museum are so knowledgeable, welcoming and eager to answer questions and share insight into a period of time which should never be forgotten.
Written 2 stycznia 2020
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LionOfKama
Indianapolis, IN78 contributions
My favorite museum
paź 2019
So I've wanted to go here for years, ever since I read Donald L. Miller's 'Masters of the Air.' (Which I recommend for anyone prior to visiting)

It is made up for 4 buildings (2 originals) where the tower for the base was originally located. Each building has a different focus. The first building is a meet and greet area where volunteers can talk to you about the museum and the history of the base. It also has a small cafe with snacks, coffee, and tea. The volunteers were much more knowledgeable than any unpaid personnel I've ever seen at historical sites. It was truly impressive to speak with them.

The tower is the original tower, but it has been renovated due to decades of decay. Each room in it is loaded with memorabilia and stories all specific to the base. That is something special about Thorpe Abbotts and this museum, they focus entirely on the base and the 100th BG, and do not really discuss outside entities except to provide context for the 100th. It allows for a history to be shared that is rich with details that would normally be overlooked.

The remaining buildings have pieces of airplanes, and a model of the base. They show what different portions of Thorpe Abbotts life were like during the war. Again, it is very detailed and you walk away with a disconnectedness or a true sense of what it was like there.

There is only a small portion of the runway left. The main concrete that you can see from the tower was used for taxing aircraft and parking them on hardstands. Many hardstands still exist on the property but are used by the local farmers.

I spent about 3 hours more there than I thought I would because I could pick the brains of the volunteers and get so much from them. A shout out to Mandy for the help there. I visit historical locations everywhere I go, and museums as frequently as I can, and this was my favorite. To be fair, that is partially because I have read up on this base and unit and so I could get more out of it. But even if I was visiting this base cold, with no prior knowledge, the volunteers would make it special.
Written 28 października 2019
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nikndel
Benfleet, UK356 contributions
A must do
paź 2019 • Pary
Small but stacks of interesting things and stories great staff with a wealth of knowledge spotless toilets and a nice cup of tea leave a donation if you can the entrance is free
Written 26 października 2019
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beerhunting
20 contributions
100th Bomb Group
paź 2019 • Znajomi
We visited on the 6th of October and have to say that we were really impressed with the items on display and the level of conservation work.

The volunteers were great to chat with too so this place is highly recommended.
Written 7 października 2019
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John Palman
Leighton Buzzard, UK32 contributions
You must go here at least once
wrz 2019 • Pary
Very moving visit here. This place has been beautifully restored to the point where you can almost imagine standing on the control tower and watching the planes come into land after their missions in World War 2. An important chapter of our war that deserves to be remembered and understood by generations to come.

The control tower and buildings nearby have all been converted into a Museum detailing the contribution that the American military made to the war, full of personal memorabilia and stories. If you are looking for an interesting afternoon out that will leave a real impression on you and you will remember then look no further.

Finally it’s free entry which is unbelievable in itself.
Written 22 września 2019
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Terry R
Ipswich, UK10 contributions
One of the best
sie 2019
Run by very knowledgeable volunteers, plenty of WW2 artefacts, well maintained by contentious volunteers, the control tower is open to the public and well worth the climb,
You get the feeling that the airfield is still operational although it isn’t, quite often the will be WW2 mustang fly over the airfield, plenty of original USAF WW2 objects on display and you can finish your visit with a trip to the canteen for tea and cakes,every time we go back we spot something we missed on a previous visit.
Written 21 września 2019
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Maria E
6 contributions
Good but grumpy staff.
wrz 2019 • Dla rodziny
Good little museum but the old boys there need to cheer up, be happy that the war is over, no food facilities, might cheer them up if a bar was installed.
Written 18 września 2019
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ejmg66
Norwich, UK56 contributions
Fantastic
wrz 2019 • Znajomi
This is an amazing little museum. It occupies the watch office and a few other buildings of the airfield and while small is packed with displays and atmosphere. The buildings and grounds are well tended and staffed by welcoming and enthusiastic volunteers. The watch office is particularly fascinating as you can go up top to the vcr and look across what was thorpe abbots. The ghosts are there and there is lots of evidence to its size and importance. The human stories are incredible and bring home the reality of air operations. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 11 września 2019
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