493rd Bomb Group Museum

Open Days

 

Please note - we ask that anyone visiting or camping with dogs to keep them on a lead at all times.

Thank you.

The dates for our regular Open Sundays for 2017 are as follows –

April 30th 11.00 ‘til 4.00
May 28th 11.00 ‘til 4.00 - Road Run
June 25th 11.00 ‘til 4.00
July 30th 11.00 ‘til 4.00
August 27th 11.00 'til 4.00
September 24th 11.00 'til 4.00 - Jeep Day Road Run


Entrance is free of charge, to make a full tour of the museums you will normally need to allow around 2-3 hours.

Additional Attractions

2017

Open Sundays and May Road Run - September Road Run

See dates above.

On May 29th 2016, following our previous successful convoys, we had another military vehicle run around the Farm tracks of Debach, taking approximately 1 hour. The weather was extremely kind to us and we had a record number of military vehicles taking part.

We then returned to the base to visit our museum and see the play 'Somewhere in England'

The Eastern Angles group put on an amazing performance and this was acted out over 3 days with a full house on each of their 4 showings. Our thanks to them and their cast.

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As an added bonus last year we celebrated the 70th Anniversary of V.E. Day and despite the rain, had a very good time. A selection of photos taken at the event are shown below and more are to be seen on Neal Murrays website at :-

http://nealmurray.zenfolio.com/p553993601 PASSWORD - debachved

Many thanks to Neal for providing us with his wonderful photographs.

JEEP DAY

The 2016 Jeep Day was, again, most successful. We were blessed with fine weather and 52 military vehicles went in convoy around the farm tracks and rural roads.

Part of the preparation for the day was to erect a very large tent/marquee. We had no previous experience to do this and all volunteers were needed on site.

All vehicles were checked and double checked for performance on the day.

The tent was primarily put up to keep the dancers dry if we had rain. However, when the side was rolled up the wall was not high enough to view the dancers heads! The Excelsior Band from Woodbridge were amazing and they played many 1940 style tunes which created a wonderful atmosphere.

The South Staffordshire MVT group made our event even more enjoyable by travelling in their military vehicles to Suffolk, camping out for several days and joining the convoy.Our thanks also to Jordy, Steve and their group of re-enactors.

Our thanks to everyone who came along and we hope to see you all next year.