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The Secrets of Radar Museum

930 Western Counties Rd, London, Ontario N6G 1G2, Canada
+1 519-691-5922
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Very interesting

Hidden gem by the ponds and LHSC that I doubt many locals even know about. So much information to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, Canada
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Enjoyable experience

We went to the Secrets of the Radar Museum for Doors Open London. We had never been before and... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
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At The Secrets of Radar Museum we ask you to imagine keeping a secret for 50 years. Could you do it? Thousands of Canadian men and women who served in radar during World War II did just that. They took their oath of secrecy to heart, keeping the truth from family and friends, many taking their service history to the grave before the Official Secrets Act expired in 1991. They were radar mechanics, operators, teachers, trainers, physicists, and researchers. Their actions, deeds, and experiences went unknown and unrecorded when many of the most important histories of WWII were being written. The Secrets of Radar Museum preserves their history through physical exhibits, a substantial research archive, and oral histories recounted by the veterans themselves. Their legacy informs the radar history of the Cold War, which we also explore in displays and online. Radar is a ubiquitous part of our modern lives, so pervasive that most of the time we aren't even aware of it. We exist to remind you that regular men and women, just like you and me, affected not just the outcome of WWII, but the technological and scientific trajectory of the 20th century. We are the only museum of this kind in Canada.
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“Very interesting”
1 Oct 2016
“Enjoyable experience”
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930 Western Counties Rd, London, Ontario N6G 1G2, Canada
+1 519-691-5922
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem by the ponds and LHSC that I doubt many locals even know about. So much information to be had. Fascinating.

Thank JanetDP
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We went to the Secrets of the Radar Museum for Doors Open London. We had never been before and weren't sure what to expect. We found the staff helpful and the history interesting. It's not a very large museum but it was worth stopping in...More

Thank Scampersmom
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This museum is worth finding behind Parkwood Hospital in London in an old WWII vintage building, shared with the London Amateur Radio Club. Run by historians, the Amateurs can fill you in on technology if that's your thing. An interesting collection of real orginal equipment...More

Thank W W
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This museum explains Canada's role in Radar throughout our involvement in the world's wars. When visiting they have a guided tour and very informative staff. An interesting museum tucked in a genuine serene atmosphere.

Thank WeeTravel1978
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We had no idea that radar technology was classified top secret during World War 2 and that radar made a great impact to win against the Nazis. It was quite interesting to learn all about the radar technology. Did you know that radar wave as...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 1 August 2015

This museum is a bit difficult to find. Set your GPS for the intersection of Commissioner’s Road and Western Counties Road, then drive behind the Parkwood Institute. The map on their web page sort of gives it to you. Their building is in remnants of...More

1  Thank mtrodgers99
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Great place to learn about our history and our successes as Canadians! I would highly recommend everyone to visit at least once. Kids had fun learning while doing an indoor and outdoor scavenger hunt.

Thank wes1990s
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

The Secrets of Radar Museum has a substantial collection of technology, literature and uniforms from the RCAF and RAF radar programs. The staff is well informed and anxious to share their knowledge with patrons. We learned facts about the secret military installment at Clinton, ON...More

Thank Gaggy1
Reviewed 8 April 2015

This is a great little museum. I found it fascinating, I did not realise the history of radar in Canada. The staff are very knowledgeable and are full of enthusiasm on the subject. If you like history and are interested in WWII, make sure you...More

3  Thank Deceangli
Reviewed 6 July 2014

The Secrets of Radar Museum is a lovely small museum about the history of Radar in Canada. It tells the stories and the history of the people who who helped build, develop, operate, maintain RADAR. Maya, the curator is very knowledgeable and brings history back...More

10  Thank Deceangi
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27 May 2015|
Response from Mambolica |
It's always open Fridays and Saturdays (except xmas and new year), and in the summer Thursdays as well. Usual hours are 10-4, but you can find the current hours on the website.