Category Archives: Wattisham

J79 engine arrives on loan

Article illustrating the arrival of the General Electric J79 jet engine back home on loan to Wattisham is published here…..

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Loaned J79 jet engine on display

A recently arrived jet engine has been put on display in the HAS. This J79 once powered an RAF Phantom F-4J from Wattisham, and makes a great comparison with the Rolls Royce Spey also on display inside the HAS. Click … Continue reading

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Sun shines on a historic Suffolk weekend

With Ipswich Town returning to the Premier League and Wattisham Station Heritage Museum holding another successful Open Day, it was a bumper weekend in Suffolk. Click here for more information Book your visit here

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Car Club visit

Another great visit to the Museum HAS today as a large number of car enthusiasts brought their pride and joys in for a photo shoot with some of the Museum aircraft. As well as the great weather, they brought with … Continue reading

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2024 Season Opening Success

April 7th saw the Museum open for its first Public Open Day of 2024. After a few weeks of wet and windy weather, we were blessed with a bright and sunny day to welcome our visitors. The Museum building itself … Continue reading

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Ready for 2024

A quick report on the final preparations for the 2024 season is available here…. Look forward to seeing you all in 2024.

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Another successful Photo Shoot

A report on this weekend’s Photo Shoot is available here…..

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Winter work in the HAS

Work has been continuing inside the HAS over the winter. This update is to illustrate the continuing progress with the Phantom, and improving the external lighting functionality. A mounting rack has been fashioned and fitted inside the nosewheel bay. It … Continue reading

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1944 to 2021

Comparative airfield view of Wattisham as it was in 1944 compared to 2021. Of note is the extended runway length, and the return of the Northern dispersals to farmland.

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Working Party January 2024

A decent turnout of volunteers at the Museum and HAS today to make some progress on a number of outstanding tasks. A selection of pictures from the HAS are below, starting off with correcting some long standing incorrect marking on … Continue reading

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