Nowadays Felixstowe is a haven of peace and tranquillity, so you may be surprised to learn that the region has seen significant military activity. Find out about battles on land, sea and air from the time of Henry VIII to the 1950s. Learn about the Merchant and Royal Navy, and the history of the WWII Coastal Forces base at Felixstowe. Artefacts, models and photos bring to life the history of the Royal Naval Air Service, Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment and RAF Felixstowe. The intricately constructed models of aircraft and ships have been donated, painstakingly restored or built by museum members.