Former Atomic Bomb Store, Barnham

Former Atomic Bomb Store, Barnham, Suffolk IP24 2PH

‘The Special Storage Unit’ was built in 2 phases between 1953 and 1959 for the deep maintenance of the ‘Blue Danube’ atomic bomb. Strategic defence operations required utmost secrecy, and the MOD site, to the SW of RAF Barnham, was well suited for this purpose. From here the missiles were transported in escorted convoys to the RAF sites of Bomber Command.

Opening Arrangements

By direct appt with Richard Eldred (details above), with additional open days being released during the national Heritage Open Days 8-17th September (exact days tours available tbc)

Parking Spaces