Greenham Control Tower is the focal point for a series of exciting things to do both within the tower itself and with activities involving Greenham Common. Greenham Parish Council bought the control tower in 2014 after it had laid empty after RAF Greenham Common closed in September 1992 with a goal of saving and ultimately restoring this exceptional historical military building for the future.
The tower is under the stewardship of a group of trustees whose vision is to maintain the historic legacy of the building by opening it as a community space with a cafe for visitors to the common alongside a trip back in time experience on the second and third floors.
Opening in September 2018, you will be able to explore the fascinating past of Greenham Common as a military base, airfield and Cold War site upstairs in the museum area. Come to the top floor observation area and survey the amazing view across the common and examine how it looked as an airfield in decades past. This project has been enabled by Heritage Lottery Funding which the scheme was awarded in Spring 2018.
We will also be developing a series of events based around aspects of the history of Greenham Common which will include public lectures and other related themed displays. The Control Tower will also be available for use by local community groups subject to availability and room. Please contact us for further details. The Control Tower is also available for private hire and filming subject to availability with further details available on request. We have plenty of free parking available as well as bicycle racks for your bikes.
Come and see us soon!