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Bawdsey Radar Museum

The Transmitter Block | off Ferry Road, Bawdsey IP12 3AT, England
+44 7821 162879
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Short Visit but Wonderful Little Museum

I have been learning about the history of radar in the past few years and making a pilgrimage to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Polly H
What a wonderful visit and a piece of history

My Father in Law (a local) wanted me to see this place as I am an aviation buff. Wow, I was very... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
SESAL1960
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This unique exhibition, with its interactive displays, tells the story of the "Invention that Changed the World". It reveals how scientists, engineers and technicians came together at Bawdsey in the 1930s in total secrecy to prove that radio waves could locate aeroplanes, ships and other targets. Bawdsey became the world's first operational radar station in 1937 and played a pivotal role in the Battle of Britain in 1940. The display features the lives of the people who developed the technology and the radar operators, mainly women (WAAFs), whose dedication helped to bring victory in WW2. See website for opening dates and times.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Transmitter Block | off Ferry Road, Bawdsey IP12 3AT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been learning about the history of radar in the past few years and making a pilgrimage to see various old topical sites. I've been to the Sound Mirrors at Lydd on Sea and Bawdsey seemed a fitting next step. The radar building has...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

My Father in Law (a local) wanted me to see this place as I am an aviation buff. Wow, I was very pleased to have visited this remarkable place. Very well organized, not large but very interesting. I highly recommend this place to people that...More

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Lynette B, Manager at Bawdsey Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you - what a lovely review. The science and rate of technological advances made at Bawdsey Radar in the months before the second world was astonishing. - as you say, in the face of adverse odds indeed. Thank you again. Lynette

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We were visiting old Felixstowe and came across a poster for the radar exhibit. As we were heading up the a12 later we decided to do the 40minute drive round to it rather than using the old Felixstowe ferry boat and walking the 3/4mile to...More

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Lynette B, Manager at Bawdsey Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Dear Liz, thank you for your review and for bringing such good weather with you! I'm glad you saw the RAF100 baton relay, which added to the day. Thank you again, Lynette.

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

very interesting and super friendly volunteers who run it all. wont take much more than an hour but either walk or drive down to the quay and if you walk the coast path there are good views of the main house and its fantastic man...More

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Lynette B, Manager at Bawdsey Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Hello and thank you for your review of Bawdsey Radar and the surrounding area. Pretty special piece of Suffolk. Thank you for taking the time to write your review, it's much appreciated by us all. All best, Lynette.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Extremely good interactive exhibition and one of the best conservation projects I've seen . Superb attention to detail and friendly enthusiastic volunteers. Pleasant picnic tables, to learn more code while you eat. For such a small site, it is really well done.Highly recommend.

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Lynette B, Manager at Bawdsey Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Thank you for such a great review! It's so encouraging to know you've enjoyed your visit to Bawdsey so much. the picnic tables are fun, aren't they! Thank you and with very best wishes, Lynette.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Visited with husband and friends greeted at door and made very welcome by all the volunteers. The interactive IT, informative posters and videos were simple colourful and expressed the story of the invention of radar and the history of Bawdsley. George who talked us through...More

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Lynette B, Manager at Bawdsey Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for your review and for visiting Bawdsey Radar. George will delighted to read your words! We're really glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to write this review. Lynette.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Interactive exhibits and items of interest for all ages (although our 9 year old daughter was not with us on this ocassion, she would have enjoyed dressing up and following the boffin trail) My father in law, an ex-Army RADAR instructor and Thunderbird expert, thoroughly...More

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Lynette B, Manager at Bawdsey Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you very much for your review and all your kind words. Very pleased your father in law enjoyed his visit. We hoped the museum would be as accessible as possible and we continue to try to make improvements to increase access. The picnic tables...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Very interesting the "Invention that Changed the World", staff very informative and friendly, well worth the trip

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Lynette B, Manager at Bawdsey Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Hello and thank you for such nice words. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Thank you again, Lynette.

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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

A must for anyone interested in the development of RADAR and the vital part it played in WW2 and in the world today. A group of committed volunteers have with the help of Lottery funds put together an informative and interactive museum on the site...More

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Lynette B, Manager at Bawdsey Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thank you so much for your words and we are delighted you've enjoyed the radar experience! Thank you for your review. All very best, Lynette

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

What a fascinating little museum. History was brought alive by the exhibits and the knowledgeable volunteers who run the museum. Lots of hands on exhibits which would be ideal for children (not very little ones - say 8 upwards) and were ideal for grown ups...More

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Lynette B, Manager at Bawdsey Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for a lovely review! We really appreciate your words and are pleased you enjoyed your visit. All best, Lynette

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Icelass
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Response from Raymond H | Property representative |
About 1 hour or so. The museum is closed now for about 1 year for repairs and a revamp.
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