RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

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The museum is open from 10am-5pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 4th April until 11th November 2023. Crumbs Cafe is open to visitors from 10am-4pm (no entry tickets is required for those only wanting to visit the cafe).Tickets can be pre-booked through www.radarmuseum.co.uk or purchased on the day of your visit.

Hidden within the peaceful surrounds of the Broads lies a clandestine world of air defence. RAF Neatishead, one of the oldest radar stations in the world, has been keeping our skies safe since 1941. But now the secret’s out!  Housed in Neatishead’s original Grade II listed 1942 operations building, the museum is a treasure trove of stories, artefacts, and hands-on exhibits. From the hair-raising heroics of Battle of Britain’s Fighter Control to the top-secret work of the radar operators scanning the skies for Soviet spy planes, the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum tells the intriguing story of air defence.  

We invite you to step into our World War Two room and learn how radar turned the tide of the war in one of our fascinating talks, held throughout the day. A visit to the atmospheric Operations Room offers the chance to experience the tensest days of the Cold War, when Neatishead fighter controllers raced to dispatch jets to intercept aerial intruders. Children and adults alike will love sitting in the pilot seat of a Jaguar or getting to grips with the controls of a Tornado.

After exploring over twenty exhibition rooms and countless hands-on displays, visitors can enjoy refreshments in our recently renovated Crumbs Café. Offering fresh Norfolk pasties and sausage rolls, and a wide range of cakes and drinks, Crumbs is the perfect pit stop whether you’re visiting the museum or just passing by.

Ranked the number one local visitor attraction on Tripadvisor, a visit to the museum is guaranteed to be a fun and informative day out for the whole family.

 

Guide Prices

£12 Adults
£10 Over 65s
£6 Students
£6 6-16yrs
£30 Family ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 children)
Children under 6 free
Pre-booked groups qualify for a discount (please contact the museum for more details).
Tickets issued are annual passes.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for groups

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Special Offers

  • Car-free visitors arriving on foot, by bike or public transport can take advantage of a free hot drink from the café. Find out more here.

    Attractions Special Offers - redeem this special offer between 19/07/2023 and 31/12/2024

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
Brown signs for 'Radar Museum' from the A1062 between Wroxham/Hoveton and Potter Heigham. Parking : free Disabled parking 4m from door - tarmac surface. Assistance available. Carers Free.

By Public Transport:
Buses depart from Church Road - the main bus stop, adjacent to the Roy's of Wroxham Store, and arrive at Horning, adjacent to Lower Street (on Ropes Hill). From there it is a 14 minute walk to the museum. For public transport timetables and information call 0871 200 2233 or visit traveline.org.uk

The nearest railway station is Wroxham/Hoveton, which is 3 miles away.

We are part of the Good Journey scheme, which rewards those arriving on foot, by bike, or public transport, to a free coffee in our cafe. 

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

Type:Museum - Transport

Bird's Lane, Neatishead nr Horning, Norfolk, NR12 8YB

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 572 reviews572 reviews

Tel: 01692 631485

Awards

  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018
  • East of England AwardsBroads Tourism Broads Tourism 2016
  • East of England Awards Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member 2016

Opening Times

* The museum is open from 10am-5pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 4th April until 11th November 2023. Crumbs Cafe is open to visitors from 10am-4pm (no entry tickets is required for those wanting to visit the cafe).

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