We are not just about a building on an airfield. Greenham Control Tower offers a range of things to do and enjoy, year-round and in all weathers. We are a cafe, a museum, an exhibition space and a unique building open to the public and for private hire.
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 C-5 Galaxy’s used the base and look across to the GAMA site bunkers where cruise missiles were housed.
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. We also host an ever changing array of temporary exhibitions related to the common and local area.
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.
Greenham Control Tower is a unique building and the whole building or individual areas can be hired for meetings, clubs, societies, celebrations and filming at competitive rates. Please contact us for further details.
Our building is wheelchair accessible, if a little bumpy on the car park. We have wide doors and ramps and a wheelchair friendly disabled toilet.
We ask visitors to be aware that as a Grade 2 listed military building, we do not have a lift to the upper floor or observation deck. The climb to the top is approx 60 steps.
We do have an interactive screen in the cafe that as well as fascinating pictures from the tower’s history, also has a 360 degree view from the Observation Deck.
If you have any questions regarding access to the tower or facilities please use the form below.