About Us

Greenham Common 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 tells the story of Greenham Common whilst supporting and cooperating with local organisations for the benefit of the whole community.

Our cafe offers a special place for all; whether you have come a distance to see the tower and are looking for lunch, to stop off after walking your dogs or as a friendly place to meet with friends or treat yourself! As well as hot drinks, we offer a variety of delicious cakes, pastries and more.

The cafe is open for take-away service from the rear of the tower. Serving a range of hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams. We have also introduced outside seating.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY: 11:00-15:00

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 10:30-15:00

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  • 01635 44145
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  • greenhamtower.org.uk
  • Greenham Control Tower,
    Burys Bank Road,
    Newbury,
    Berkshire,
    RG19 8BZ.

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RT @WbHeritage: @GreenhamTower was built in 1951 and marked the first phase of #ColdWar activity at #Greenham Common airbase: https://t.co/…

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. #VEDay pic.twitter.com/XFvzBcqlyj

Do you know anyone with cafe management experience? bit.ly/CafeGCT pic.twitter.com/PFTTShwM6R

How's the view from up there? A couple of amazing images of the tower taken this weekend by Andy Amor. Thanks for sharing with us Andy! pic.twitter.com/7p7hayV9wq

Our Take-Away is open all this week for the holidays (10:30-3) Please come along if you are on the common. From Wed 14th our tables & chairs will be back outside Do you want to support us & have a chance to win £25k? Buy a West Berks Lottery Ticket! bit.ly/2Px1Uw5

Something a little different for the Common. The UK Eurovision entry filmed their video at the GAMA bunkers. This may explain the loud fireworks heard over the area a few weeks ago! youtube.com/watch?v=BMDGTs… @Eurovision @bbceurovision

We are open for take-away at the rear of the tower. Hot and cold drinks and snacks. We would love to see you! pic.twitter.com/bCtwofbfLO

RT @Aimuseums: Job vacancy - @GreenhamTower is looking to appoint experienced advisers/consultants to provide guidance and support to the B…

Are you on the common this morning? Please share your pics of the tower in the snow, we would love to see them.

The winners of Greenham Tower’s photography competition for young people ‘Exposing the Environment’ have been announced. You can see the results and the winning entries at the link.. greenhamtower.org.uk/competition-re… pic.twitter.com/oyF83ZaXaW

A couple of amazing images of the GAMA bunkers shared with us by photographer Callum Cromwell. You can check him out at his website or facebook page: callumsnightphotography.co.uk facebook.com/CallumsNightPh… pic.twitter.com/WIgMvpRZpN

Have you lost a digital camera on the common? One has been handed into the tower. If you think it may be yours please message us with details of the camera and we will try to reunite with the owner.

Are you walking on the Common this weekend? pic.twitter.com/u0Xq3veQUJ

Reminder that we are open from tomorrow #NewYear2021 pic.twitter.com/V1tVfN7Tjq

RT @thegoodexchange: We did it! Thanks everyone who supported #DoubleMatchedDay. Watch this space to find out how much was raised over the…

RT @Greenham_Trust: Once again a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our Christmas #Doublematchedday. We received 592 donations t…

The Greenham Control Tower trustees would like to thank everyone for their support for #DoubleMatchedDay. Thanks to you we raised almost £15k! Particular thanks to @manormarketing & @EnglishProvCo for their corporate sponsorship. @Greenham_Trust @thegoodexchange pic.twitter.com/P51NVEbiiH

We are on the final push for double matched funding. We are so close to our target for the day...can you tip us over the edge? You can donate here - app.thegoodexchange.com/project/18423 #doublematchedday #DMD #fundraising #24hours #donate #TrustGreenham @Greenham_Trust @thegoodexchange pic.twitter.com/FcTMpB7Imv

RT @thegoodexchange: We’re halfway! 12 hours to go! Before you break for lunch please take a minute to donate to a local charity & @Greenha…

RT @GreenhamTCEO: Finalists in @Greenham_Trust @thegoodexchange #DoubleMatchedDay I’ll be talking to on @KennetRadio #FFFBS next Friday @BM…

RT @GreenhamTCEO: Just talked on @KennetRadio #FFFBS with Andy Kemp @GreenhamTower on @Greenham_Trust #DoubleMatchedDay If you want to dona…

RT @thegoodexchange: Christmas #DoubleMatchedDay is here! For 24 hours each £1 you give becomes £3. Choose & donate: https://t.co/Lnz6YAYaA…

RT @thegoodexchange: Wake up! Christmas #DoubleMatchedDay is here! You have 17 hours from now to donate & each £1 you give becomes £3. Choo…

Today is the day! All donations received today will be double match funded. So we get £3 for ever £1 donated. Details of all we are doing and how to donate at bit.ly/3qKK1aT #doublematchedday #24hours #donate #TrustGreenham @Greenham_Trust @thegoodexchange pic.twitter.com/98wVQSpXWH

Ready for a talk on the tower history? Do you have any stories or images to share? Can you donate to help us achieve our goals? Full details here:bit.ly/3qKK1aT #doublematchedday #charity #fundraising #24hours #donate #TrustGreenham @Greenham_Trust @thegoodexchange pic.twitter.com/bGowaRrMMX

We are almost there! You can see details of all we are doing and how to donate at greenhamtower.org.uk/double-matched… #doublematchedday #DMD #christmasdmd #charity #fundraising #24hours #donate #TrustGreenham @Greenham_Trust @thegoodexchange pic.twitter.com/cJBbZdHxni

Not long now. We will be premiering Andy's informative talk on the cold war on Friday morning. You can see details of all we are doing and how to donate at bit.ly/3qKK1aT #doublematchedday #DMD #24hours #donate #TrustGreenham @Greenham_Trust @thegoodexchange pic.twitter.com/LIWVjUMsrl

You can see details of all we are doing and how to donate at greenhamtower.org.uk/double-matched… #doublematchedday #DMD #christmasdmd #charity #fundraising #24hours #donate #TrustGreenham @Greenham_Trust @thegoodexchange pic.twitter.com/teyg3TvER2

You can see details of all we are doing and how to donate at greenhamtower.org.uk/double-matched… #doublematchedday #DMD #christmasdmd #charity #fundraising #24hours #donate #TrustGreenham @Greenham_Trust @thegoodexchange pic.twitter.com/eLV1qXzdFM

The countdown continues You can see details of all we are doing and how to donate at greenhamtower.org.uk/double-matched… #doublematchedday #DMD #christmasdmd #charity #fundraising #24hours #donate #TrustGreenham @Greenham_Trust @thegoodexchange pic.twitter.com/xhVHJtuk3S

1 Week To Go! We will be selling books outside the tower this weekend, come along and pick up a bargain! Full details on fundraising activities can be found here: bit.ly/35OBIST #doublematchedday #DMD #charity #TrustGreenham @Greenham_Trust @thegoodexchange pic.twitter.com/2N6FHtuKgk

Donations made via The Good Exchange on 11 Dec will be “double matched” by Greenham Trust so for every £1 donated we will get £2, so £1 becomes £3! Full details here: bit.ly/35OBIST #doublematchedday #charity #fundraising #TrustGreenham @Greenham_Trust @thegoodexchange pic.twitter.com/OKcbgQzbvj

The countdown continues. Full details on fundraising activities can be found here: bit.ly/35OBIST #doublematchedday #DMD #christmasdmd #charity #fundraising #24hours #donate #TrustGreenham @Greenham_Trust @thegoodexchange pic.twitter.com/veC8hgQeyT

Fundraising countdown for a range of historical exhibitions, talks, events & plans for bigger improvements at the tower. Each £1 donated will be matched with £2. Full details: bit.ly/35OBIST #doublematchedday #DMD #charity #fundraising @Greenham_Trust @thegoodexchange pic.twitter.com/ydJud9AShF

REMINDER OF OUR PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION Are you under 18? Do you like taking photos? Do you want to win a prize? See the image for full details of our new competition. Closing date 31st December 2020. pic.twitter.com/9yhZGYmYe0

RT @Greenham_Trust: Finalist #5 - @GreenhamTower 😀for Christmas #doublematchedday Fri 11th Dec 🎅🎄 Need funding for a range of exhibitions &…

Greenham Control Tower would like to wish all our American followers a very Happy Thanksgiving. pic.twitter.com/zvbqNrEave

Great shot, thanks for sharing! twitter.com/stuartfreer1/s…

RT @Greenham_Trust: We are delighted to announce the finalists for Christmas #doublematchedday Fri 11 Dec are: @BMaestros, @HallBradfield,…

We are in!! Look out for more info in the coming weeks. twitter.com/thegoodexchang…

Greenham Common 1979, the airshow celebrated the C-130 Hercules. Did any of you see this? Nb. This picture was found online. If it is your please contact us for full credit. pic.twitter.com/KVb752LGBn

Outside tables and chairs @ Greenham Control Tower. The Greenham Control Tower Trustees have released a statement regarding this. Please see the link for full details. greenhamtower.org.uk/statement-rega… pic.twitter.com/JwN1gHSdjr

Today marks the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior. You can read about their last journey here: blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/planning-the-b… Please pause for two minutes at 11am to remember all the servicemen & women who made the ultimate sacrifice. #ArmisticeDay #LestWeForget pic.twitter.com/Rp4eFK9T16

RT @TangmereTower: On #RemembranceDay 2020 we think of all those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. We will always remember you.…

RT @philc_nwn: Newbury Remembrance Day. @NewburyToday pic.twitter.com/x7GjjIJOsZ

'At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.' Remembering and honouring today all those who gave their lives for our freedoms. #RemembranceSunday pic.twitter.com/nv4Sp1ZvFf

FOUND: A child's bike has been found on the common. If you are missing a child's bike please contact us via [email protected] with a description. Hopefully we can reunite with the proper owner

Unfortunately we will be suspending all tower tours until further notice to comply with the new government lockdown regulations coming in on Thursday 5th November. The café take-away will remain in operation as per current opening times. pic.twitter.com/hrGNGZbJeR

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION Are you under 18? Do you like taking photos? Do you want to win a prize? See image for full details of our new competition. Closing date 31st December 2020. pic.twitter.com/G5n8vqhsUw

Happy Halloween from all at the tower! Sorry we cannot welcome you all with some Halloween fun! pic.twitter.com/0farkfqkfi

Amazing addition to the observation deck. The work done to produce this desk is fantastic. twitter.com/trishl_nwn/sta…

A real contrast in the weather from yesterday! pic.twitter.com/Uu48OQ2Uh4

Supporting Shaw-cum-Donnington's Half term Scarecrow hunt, Flt Lt Algernon 'Spitters' Dinglebury-Smyth has duly reported for duty at Greenham Control Tower. If children find him they can show their map to the café staff and claim a treat. pic.twitter.com/gtZaETArjE

We are afraid there will be no guided tours on Saturday 24th & access to the Tower will be closed. Our tours are volunteers run & occasionally there are days we cannot get cover. We will be operating as usual on Sunday. The take away café will be operating as normal

As the weather starts to change we have been keen to provide additional shelter for our take-away cafe visitors. The marquee went up this week! pic.twitter.com/nXmRbAknpF

Baby Loss Awareness week is an annual event & this year we are supporting the Hampshire NHS Trust who are fundraising for 5 charities who support families though the devastating loss of a baby at any stage in pregnancy or after birth. Full details - greenhamtower.org.uk/supporting-bab… pic.twitter.com/86s8KnlGeg

Tonight – Wednesday 30th September 2020, Greenham Control Tower was lit up in red to support the #WeMakeEvents #LightItInRed campaign. @sunleyevents @SkanPAHire @MoonrakerDisco #WeMakeEvents #LetTheMusicPlay #LightItInRed #RedAlertRESTART pic.twitter.com/eT3hyrx3Sw

RT @manormarketing: The @GreenhamTower in #Newbury was lit up tonight for awareness and support of the #WeMakeEvents #LightItInRed campaig…

RT @philc_nwn: Newbury's events venues light-up red tonight in solidarity with industry in crisis #wemakeevents @NewburyToday @CornExchange…

Did you know our cafe is now open for take-away on a Wednesday as well? You can find more details and opening hours here greenhamtower.org.uk/take-away-serv… pic.twitter.com/W1zaoCCz8u

Today marks Battle of Britain Day, remembering the brave RAF servicemen and women for all that they did 80 years ago on the ground and in the air to protect our freedoms. #LestWeForget #BattleofBritain #BoB80 #BattleofBritainDay pic.twitter.com/r281mZt6Vp

Great view on a sunny morning pic.twitter.com/JuYwKYYvn2

For Heritage Open Days 2020, join us on a short *virtual tour* of Greenham Control Tower and the common. Available from Friday 11th September until Sunday 20th September 2020. #HOD2020 #HISTORY #HERITAGE #HERITAGEOPENDAYS youtu.be/WRpGOeaD7tE

Two years already!! 2 years ago today we officailly opened our doors to the public. Its been a interesting time but we are delighted to still be here offering tours, exhibitions and a great cafe. Here's to the future pic.twitter.com/LlSj6gqMuA

A reminder that the tower is open today for take-away and tours. pic.twitter.com/11VAaaMZDB

A nice view between tours today pic.twitter.com/FexeQwW7hC

Installation almost complete on the replica control desk in the tower. Want to see it? We are open for tours today and Bank Holiday Monday pic.twitter.com/l1A2iFZ0fy

We are delighted to announce that the tower is open for guided tours and take-away cafe on bank holiday Monday, 31st August. The timings are in line with our usual weekend opening, See website for details. The Take-Away will also be open on Wednesday 2nd September pic.twitter.com/Lc4TwBj9ys

On the common today? Fancy a drink or snack? Our take-away cafe is opening for an extra day today, from 11-2.30.

RT @MichaelLCrick: At Greenham Common, where a non-profit charity runs socially-distanced tours these days and there’s even a take-away caf…

Have you seen the new Heritage Walking Trail leaflets created in conjunction with @WBerksMuseum Pick up a copy at the tower or the museum and discover Newbury during World War 2 #VJDay75 pic.twitter.com/Zek4i9w7MZ

Despite the drizzly weather at Greenham Control Tower today, we had some special visitors to help commemorate VJ Day 75. Thank-you to the members of The Military Vehicle Trust who arrived in their five Jeeps. #VJDay #VJDay75 pic.twitter.com/bFEtxw5VZI

Great coverage of our new exhibition #VJDay75 twitter.com/trishl_nwn/sta…

VJ Day and the end of the WWII - Lest we forget - The tower will be remembering this momentous day today, we have visits from some WWII jeeps and our the tower is open for tours to our new Newbury and Area in WWII exhibition. #VJDay #VJDay75 pic.twitter.com/L2OraGtu4L

We are delighted that today sees the start of our weekend tours of the tower. greenhamtower.org.uk/tower-tours/

As a small independent charity, we rely entirely on donations and cafe income to operate. Coronavirus has, and will, continue to create substantial challenges for us. If you would like to help, and be match funded, please use the link below. app.thegoodexchange.com/project/18174/…

Fancy joining our team? pic.twitter.com/Ca852GIYFN

Take-Away service open again this week pic.twitter.com/hf0uSSFvFB

We are open for take-away from Thursday! Full details below pic.twitter.com/77FBhQ9Cpq

RT @philc_nwn: ISS flies over Greenham Control Tower. @NewburyToday @newburyastro @VirtualAstro @GreenhamTower pic.twitter.com/EqDjmLjyRg

25th May 2020 is Memorial Day in the US. An important holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honouring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. We would like to remember all who served and sacrificed while based at Greenham Common. pic.twitter.com/S7NueogHWf

RT @Greenham_Common: #RAF Greenham Common seen here as it looked in World War Two; this airfield in Berkshire played a very significant par…

Eight on the 8th is eight poems relating to WW2. You can hear them at the link. The characters will appear in the play Half-Light which will be performed in the tower as part of the forthcoming exhibition ‘The Newbury Area in WW2’. #VEDay #VEDay75 greenhamtower.org.uk/eight-on-the-8… pic.twitter.com/6RaORjCoTB

Today is the 20th anniversary of the commons being officially returned to the people of Newbury. Six years after the last Cruise missile left Greenham, the Greenham Common Trust bought the airbase and the Newbury district council acquired the commons. pic.twitter.com/op1a6W5Ycb

TOWER & CAFE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE In light of the current ongoing situation and taking heed of government advise, we are closing the tower in order to protect our volunteers, staff and visitors. We hope to reopen as soon as possible and hope you understand this decision.

Just over a week to go until these fascinating and informative workshops and a chance to get hands on with an amazing new skill. Limited places left so if interested you better be quick! eventbrite.co.uk/e/cyanotype-wo…

Due to our continued success and plans for the next year, Greenham Control Tower are looking to hire an experience Cafe Manager to join our small and friendly team. For full details please see the link below indeedjobs.com/greenham-contr…

We have launched our 2020 'Talks @ The Tower' series. A great variety of subjects covered for some very informative and enjoyable events. Please see our our website for full details and tickets. greenhamtower.org.uk/events/

There are still a couple of spaces left on these workshops. Book now to avoid missing out! #learnsomethingnew eventbrite.co.uk/e/91992222213

A view of the storm from the tower this morning. Just missed the 2 lightning strikes on the common. (Excuse the reflections) pic.twitter.com/23P79qaiRJ

RT @Greenham_Common: A #USAF C-5 Galaxy delivering GLCM rounds to the GAMA area at #RAF Greenham Common in 1983 #Newbury #Berkshire #ColdWa…

Just a reminder we close at 12 today! twitter.com/GreenhamTower/…

RT @Greenham_Common: A #USAF TR-1A recon plane on display at #RAF Greenham Common at IAT 1983 in July that year. It was parked next to an…

Please be aware that on Thursday 6th February, the tower will be closing at midday. We apologise for any inconvenience

The tower they CGI'd in there is no match to ours :) twitter.com/Greenham_Trust…

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