We are staging a major centenary event on Saturday 8 July & Sunday 9 July 2017, to celebrate 100 groundbreaking years of Martlesham Heath – since the Royal Flying Corps arrived at Martlesham Heath to establish an airfield in 1917.

We’re bringing together a lasting multimedia historic resource for the community.


By Car

We’ve several convenient Car Parks for you, highlighted on the map below;
none more than 10 minutes walk away from the village green.
Important: Car Park F near the village centre is for disabled parking only.
You must bring your ‘blue badge’ with you to gain entry.

By Bus

Park & Ride

On Saturday 8th July and Sunday 9th July First Eastern Counties Route 66 service will call at the Martlesham Park & Ride site throughout the whole day providing a shuttle to and from the main MH100 sites.
The car park is only available for visitors using the service 66 shuttle.

Please be aware that the normal park & ride service 800 will also be operating on Saturday 8 July. Visitors cannot get to the event on this service. Special fares will be available for shuttle users.

Route 66

If you don’t fancy driving, you can also use First’s service 66 to get directly to the event from Ipswich Rail Station via the town centre and Kesgrave. Buses operate up to every 20 minutes on Saturday 8 July and up to every 30 minutes on Sunday 9 July. Normal fares apply on this service.

Our map shows car parking, pedestrian/bike A12 crossings and the Route 66 bus stops.

Click on the map to download a copy to print

 Click on the map to download a copy to print

The story of Martlesham Heath is one of innovation, research and development, initially for aviation and more recently for telecommunications and IT.
The Martlesham Heath ‘new village’ itself was an innovative approach to building new housing.

RAF Martlesham Heath was a frontline operational airbase during World War 2, playing a key role including being the home of the USAAF 356th Fighter Group from 1943.

We hope the next 100 years will be as diverse as the last 100 years.
We trust your experience with our place in history will inspire and interest you.