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Gallery: Parham Airfield Museum unveils new building

PUBLISHED: 10:10 30 June 2014

Opening of new extension at Parham Airfield Museum. 
Parham airfield staff, veterans, and US servicemen

Opening of new extension at Parham Airfield Museum. Parham airfield staff, veterans, and US servicemen

Visitors to a Suffolk museum were transported back to when the site was occupied by US airmen in the war.

Parham Airfield Museum, near Framlingham, unveiled a new extension and exhibits during a special celebration, following recent renovation at the site, which accommodates both the 390th Bombardment Group Memorial Air Museum and the Museum of the British Resistance Organisation.

Visitors can now explore a new building containing a cafe, shop, chapel and veteran’s wall, barrack room and library. Publicity officer Bernard Smith said: “The building really suits its purpose.

“Our president Peter Kindred put his heart and soul into it - as did our volunteers.”

Sadly, low clouds meant that a planned flypast had to be cancelled but it seemed not to spoil the enjoyment of the occasion for visitors, who included a USAF veteran and two former resistance fighters.

The museum is open Sundays and bank holidays until October, from 11am-5pm, and on Wednesdays in June, July and August, from 11am-4pm.

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  • My wife & I went along on Saturday and had a lovely day out despite the weather. We didn't know much about the Museum before we went but we were very impressed with its size and number of displays. We gave a good donation as the museum has free entry. We bought the new DVDs the museum released on Saturday featuring 390th Veterans and we enjoyed watching them last night and are hoping to buy another set as a present. We will certainly be back again. Thanks to all the staff.

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