We’re not just about a building on an airfield. Greenham Control Tower offers an exciting range of things to do and enjoy, year-round and in all weathers. We are a cafe, an exhibition space and a unique building open for private hire.

Viewing tower

Observation Room

You will not forget the outstanding view on offer across what was one of the longest runways in Western Europe. Come and see where jet fighters and bombers blasted their way along a 12,000 foot runway and where the aircraft movements were guided from. Take yourself back to the tense years of the Cold War when B-47s, KC-97s and B-52s used the base and look across to the GAMA site where cruise missiles were stored.

The Museum

Come and experience how Greenham Common was developed into a bastion for the defence of our country. You will find a variety of dynamic displays about how Greenham Common has played a variety of roles through history and the people who made that history and what they did. Read the testimonies of people who brought Greenham Common to life through the twentieth century.

The museum

Control Tower Cafe

Control Tower Cafe

Our cafe offers a special place for all; whether you have come a distance to see the tower and are looking for lunch, to stop off after walking your dogs or as a friendly place to meet with friends or treat yourself! As well as hot drinks, we offer a variety of delicious cakes, pastries and more.

Opening times:

Thursday and Friday mornings: 9.30am-12.30pm

Saturday and Sundays: 9.30am-4pm

Room Hire

Greenham Control Tower is a unique building and can be hired for meetings, clubs, societies, celebrations and filming at competitive rates. Please contact us for further details.

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Room hire

The Greenham Control Tower project needs you! We have a number of volunteer roles if you'd like to help.

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