RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, Neatishead

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum
5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Rach13H
Bedfordshire, UK642 contributions
Amazing Place with A Professional & Experienced Team of Staff! Highly Recommend!
Jul 2021
Having visited another attraction beforehand and trying to squeeze in all of the attractions we wanted to see during our time in Norfolk, we booked to visit the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum and arrived about two hours before the museum closed. Admittedly, we could have really done with another hour there, but we just about managed to see everything the museum had to offer!

It was amazing! Such fascinating history; loads of information and artefacts to see; it's not just about radars either! It's definitely not a small place and it's well worth the entrance fee! We're so glad we were able to visit, despite being tight for time!

As for the staff...WOW! What a very professional, friendly, approachable and knowledgeable team! All very smartly dressed and more than happy to share their knowledge with visitors.

A great afternoon! Highly recommended!
Written 3 August 2021
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Kim
2 contributions
great place to explore
Jul 2021
Would recommend this to anyone coming to Norfolk. Our 7 year old daughter was fascinated by the displays and equipment and it is really worth supporting a place like this which is only run by volunteers. There is more history included so do not think it is just radars. Go and explore!
Written 1 August 2021
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chaswell65
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom37 contributions
Fascinating Place
Jul 2021 • Couples
This hidden museum is fascinating, full of equipment , some which I recognised from my childhood!(post war baby). There is plenty to keep you occupied ,depending on how much or little you want to read. The volunteers are great,very willing to educate you and chat further once they have done any group talks. There are 2 cockpitts for you see/climb into. Everyone was very friendly. Great that we can return on our ticket for 12 months.
Written 22 July 2021
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Jacqueline B
Bedford, UK146 contributions
Great to see how radar works
Jul 2021 • Couples
More for men/boys but I found most of it very interesting, there were some men on hand to explain what you were looking at, one very interesting man had been working here during the cold War years, and he was very high up, and told us of his duties when there. Nice cafe and plenty of parking allow at least 2 hours to fully see everything,
Written 7 July 2021
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F1LoverAnn
Louth, UK208 contributions
Stop Off
Jun 2021 • Couples
This place is a hidden gem, and when I say hidden, if you did not know it was there, you would miss it. However, the museum itself is excellent. The exhibits are set out brilliantly, and the staff are very knowledgeable. The briefing in the old Ops Room should not be missed. Due to Covid restrictions we could not go in the aircraft cockpits,but this just gives me an excuse to return in the future. It was a good three hours.
Written 30 June 2021
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Jamwill1
Reading, UK50 contributions
A must-do in Norfolk
Jun 2021 • Couples
Fantastic experience - we spent four hours at the museum, learning about history of the site and the RAF in general. The volunteers made the trip worthwhile, they were very happy to share their knowledge.
Written 24 June 2021
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danglemoongroup
leeds194 contributions
Could be dull, but it's not
Jun 2021 • Solo
Sounds a really dull offering but there's a lot to see and experience. A real part of cold war history with knowledgeable volunteers to bring it to life and make it relevant.

Written 21 June 2021
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Skippy3384
Aylesbury, UK46 contributions
Fantastic volunteers!
May 2021 • Friends
Whilst staying just 5 minutes from the museum, a friend and I decided to visit on a rainy day.

Initial impressions were a that it looked small and perhaps not worth the £12 admission fee - how wrong we were!

The museum is excellent, with lots to see. Like everywhere, COVID has had an impact on the museum, with some of the more interactive areas temporarily closed off.

Although the exhibits are excellent, the museum was absolutely made by the volunteers whom answered our questions and chatted with us in the various different areas. They could not have been more friendly and welcoming, and the opportunity to benefit from their wealth of knowledge was fantastic.

I highly recommend this seemingly unassuming museum to anyone in the area, and I agree that three hours is a realistic timeframe.
Written 17 June 2021
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ChocoloverSpilsby
Spilsby, UK207 contributions
Fabulous
May 2021
This is just a great place: detailed explanations from staff and information boards, interesting and well-curated exhibits, a veritable Tardis with its own shop and cafe. Sadly, as we were only about halfway round, I received a surprise call to inform me of a friend's death: Andy was so kind to me, and we would like to extend our thanks to him, once again, for his compassion at that time. My husband continued with the tour, but we are sure to return so I can see the equipment on which he worked during his time in the RAF - I must keep the tickets in a safe place because they can be used again for 12 months. As we were about to leave, we had a lovely chat at our car with another volunteer (whose name sadly escapes us now - apologies). Thank you to all concerned for a great visit. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 4 June 2021
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Catherine H
5 contributions
Value for money and awesome volunteers
May 2021 • Family
Excellent value for money (your ticket is valid for a year!), awesome staff and volunteers, lovely cafe ladies, fabulous several hours there today. Would definitely recommend and will go back.
Written 31 May 2021
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  • Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00


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