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image for Exhibition item typeRidgewell Airfield Commemorative Museum at Ridgewell

Exhibition, from 12 Aug 2018, free entry

Commemorating a Wartime Legacy

Commemorating a Wartime Legacy

The Ridgewell Airfield Commemorative Museum tells the story of a little known, but huge part of Essex's wartime past.


Nr Halstead,


Showcasing authentic memorabilia and an extensive timeline telling the remarkable story of RAF Ridgewell, the Ridgewell Airfield Commemorative Museum was 'Highly Commended' in the 'Project on a Limited Budget' category at the national Museums + Heritage Awards in 2017.
Sample the wartime atmosphere in one of its original buildings - a Nissen hut located on the base's former hospital site. Featuring special events and talks commemorating the 75th anniversary of its opening, the Ridgewell Airfield Commemorative Museum will open your eyes to a little-known, but huge part of Essex's wartime past.

Children welcome

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Sun 9 Sep 2018 11:00 to 17:00
June 23, 2018: A special event to commemorate one of Ridgewell's worst wartime disasters. Further details to be come.


Free entry

Entry is free, although donations are welcome.

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