Greenham Control Tower

Location:Greenham Control Tower, Burys Bank Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 8BZ
Phone:Please contact the venue or organiser for bookings, cancellations or further information on 01635 44145

Greenham Control Tower

Greenham Control Tower opened its doors in Summer 2018 as a visitor centre and community hub, with the aim to preserve and share the historical legacy of one of the few remaining airfield buildings. It now shares the story of Greenham Common whilst supporting and cooperating with local organisations for the benefit of the whole community.

Upcoming events

  • snow light nature bird
    10/08/2022 10:00 - 10/08/2022 11:00

    Greenham Common Bird Walk

    A wonderful setting for a bird walk.Look for our fascinating spring migrants and all year residents.Meet at the Control Tower and bring weather suitable clothing and footwear and binoculars if you have them.

    Please note the post code is not accurate. Please check your destination and follow brown signs for the “Control Tower” once on Bury’s Bank Road.

  • snow light nature bird
    14/09/2022 10:00 - 14/09/2022 11:00

    Greenham Common Bird Walk

    A wonderful setting for a bird walk.Look for our fascinating spring migrants and all year residents.

    Meet at the Control Tower and bring weather suitable clothing and footwear and binoculars if you have them.

    Please note the post code is not accurate. Please check your destination and follow brown signs for the “Control Tower” once on Bury’s Bank Road.

  • Decontamination Suite, Greenham Air Base
    17/09/2022 11:00 - 18/09/2022 16:00

    Decontamination Suite, Greenham Air Base

    A unique opportunity to gain access to the Decontamination Suite that formed part of the Cold War US Air base at Greenham Common. There will be walks and talks run by Greenham Control Tower running alongside these open days.

    Greenham Common was active as a US Army Air Force and US Air Force airfield for various periods from WWII onwards, most famously during the Cold War. Between 1982 - 1991, it was home to the US Air Force 501st Tactical Missile Wing and operated 96 cruise missiles. It was the site for the famous Greenham women's peace protests.

    Few buildings remain from this period. Greenham Control Tower is the only building now open to the public as a visitor centre. The charity has arranged special permission to open the decontamination suite within building 274 to the public as part of Heritage Open Days.

    This section of building 274 is attached to what was the command centre for the 501st Tactical Missile Wing. Parts of the building have walls of blast-proof steel-reinforced concrete and solid blast-proof doors. The purpose of the decontamination section would have been to cleanse personnel of nerve agents in the event of a chemical attack.

    Part of building 274 was designed as a hardened area to be self-sufficient in air, water and sanitation if a complete shut-down of the base occurred following an enemy attack

    As well as tours of this facility there will be associated walks across the common and historical talks - see http://www.greenhamtower.org.uk for further details.

    Building 274, Buckner- Croke Way, Greenham Business Park, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 6HX

    West Berkshire Villages

  • snow light nature bird
    12/10/2022 10:00 - 12/10/2022 11:00

    Greenham Common Bird Walk

    A wonderful setting for a bird walk.Look for our fascinating spring migrants and all year residents.Meet at the Control Tower and bring weather suitable clothing and footwear and binoculars if you have them.

    Please note the post code is not accurate. Please check your destination and follow brown signs for the “Control Tower” once on Bury’s Bank Road.

  • snow light nature bird
    09/11/2022 10:00 - 09/11/2022 11:00

    Greenham Common Bird Walk

    A wonderful setting for a bird walk.Look for our fascinating spring migrants and all year residents

    .Meet at the Control Tower and bring weather suitable clothing and footwear and binoculars if you have them.

    Please note the post code is not accurate. Please check your destination and follow brown signs for the “Control Tower” once on Bury’s Bank Road.

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