Guided tours

Guided tours are available as shown in timetable below.

No need to book at these times, you can just ‘turn up and go’.

One of our expert guides will meet you at the Bryameadow Road entrance (see map) for a guided tour lasting just over an hour. On the tour we will share with you the history of the airfield and what life was like for the men and women who served there.

Your guide will take you inside the Fire Station, Cinema and Control Tower, only accessible during a guided a tour.

Tour times

Wed 24th 10am

Tue 30th  10am

Tue 6th  3pm

See for directions.

For details or booking a tour outwith these times please email

Adult £8
U18 £5
Child under 5 Free
Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 4 U-18s) £22

Groups of 10 or more paying together – 10% discount.

Payment is by cash or cheque only.

The tour lasts just over an hour.

This means you should allow about 90 minutes altogether, including time taken to get back to the car parking area by the Bryameadow Road entrance.

Please note: there are no toilet facilities at HMS Tern. (Well.. not yet, but soon!)


Most of the site is open to the public BUT some buildings are dangerous and should not be entered. Please do not attempt to explore the surrounding farmland without the permission of the landowners – there will be livestock and crops for most of the year so please respect this and stick to the main area between the Bryameadow Road entrance and the Control Tower – do not climb over any fences!

Most of the site is accessible but there are some parts of the site with which some visitors with mobility problems may have difficulty. Please contact us if you have any queries about accessibilty.
Most of the tour takes place outdoors and the site is very exposed to the elements, so please bear this in mind in less clement weather!