Greenham Common Control Tower
Where heritage meets community
History & Archive
Uncover the rich history dating back to 1939
Discover our upcoming events
About the Tower
A charity run by volunteers and supported by our community
- Enjoy our dog-friendly Cafe
- Learn about our story as a military control tower during the Cold War and WWII
- Admire the 360 degree views over Greenham Common
- Walk on to the natural beauty and recreational space of the common
- Enjoy our programme of events and exhibitions
A place to relax and take in the surroundings
Welcome to our cafe, a special treat for everyone! Whether you’ve traveled far to marvel at the towering sights and crave a warming lunch, wish to take a breather after strolling with your dogs, or simply seek a warm and welcoming spot to gather with friends and family, we’ve got you covered!
In addition to an array of tantalizing hot beverages, we proudly serve a delightful assortment of mouthwatering cakes, pastries, and other tempting treats.
Upcoming Events, Exhibits & Tours
Greenham Common Heritage Walks
Public Events, Walkarounds
Our popular guided walks ,taking in some of the key installations around the common, will resume in May 2024.
Return of the Ford Mustangs
History Tours, Public Events
Calling at Greenham Common Control Tower on Thursday 14th September between 10.30am to 11.40am
Take a step back in time
Greenham Control Tower is the focal point for series of things to do both within the tower itself and activities involving Greenham Common. Greenham Parish Council bought the control tower in 2014 after it had laid empty following the closure of RAF Greenham Common in 1992. They did so with the goal of saving and ultimately restoring this exceptional historical military building for the future.
Before the building of an airfield, Greenham Common was a piece of common land. It was used for troop movements during the English Civil War and in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. For some of that time it also had a firing range at its Western end.
Where Community Meets Heritage
Greenham Control Tower opened its doors in Summer 2018 as a visitor centre and community hub, with the aim to preserve and share the historical legacy of one of the few remaining airfield buildings. It now shares the story of Greenham Common whilst supporting and cooperating with local organisations for the benefit of the whole community.