Greenham Control Tower is the focal point for a series of exciting things to do both within the tower itself and activities involving Greenham Common. The tower had lain empty after RAF Greenham Common closed in September 1992, and was bought by Greenham Parish Council in 2014 with the goal of saving and ultimately restoring this exceptional historical military building allowing it to be saved 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.
Opened in September 2018, you are 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. The project has been enabled by Heritage Lottery Funding, which the scheme was awarded in Spring 2018. We also host various events based around aspects of the history of Greenham Common which include public lectures and other related themed displays.
The Control Tower is available for use by local community groups subject to availability and space. It is also available for private hire and filming subject to availability, with further details available on request. Please contact us for further details.