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Museum - Transport:RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

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Museum - Transport

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

Due to COVID-19, please check directly with the venue/accommodation provider for potential new visiting and booking procedures.

Details

2021 Season - The Museum is open from 18 May 2021 - end of October 2021 every Tuesday to Saturday and all Bank Holiday Mondays 10am-5pm. We have a new online ticket system in place so please book at www.radarmuseum.co.uk. Whilst COVID-19 restrictions are still in place until 21 June, presentations in both the WWII room and the Cold War room will be limited to 15 minutes.

The Museum tells the story of Air Defence and Radar from 1935 to date. Using a combination of a guided tour and over 23 themed rooms, the visitor is encouraged to find out about this previously Secret World. Many of the exhibits are 'hands-on' and visitors can join in and experience life as a Fighter Controller or sit in the cockpit of a Jaguar aircraft. Take a break for some light refreshments in Crumbs Cafe including locally produced Norfolk pasties, sausage rolls, toasties and other snacks. We also allow you to bring your own food and enjoy it in our picnic area. If you bring you dog, we can arrange to 'park' it while you enjoy the tour.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

We offer two presentations - WWII and one on Cold War tailored to the requirements of the audience and, to enjoy the whole Museum experience, at least 3 hours should be allowed for this visit with over 24 exhibition rooms and 10,000 items to view! Online bookings are essential www.radarmuseum.co.uk

Opening details

2021 Season - The Museum is open from 18 May 2021 - end of October 2021 every Tuesday to Saturday and all Bank Holiday Mondays 10am-5pm. We have a new online ticket system in place so please book at www.radarmuseum.co.uk. Whilst COVID-19 restrictions are still in place until 21 June, presentations in both the WWII room and the Cold War room will be limited to 15 minutes.

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
Groups qualify fora discount contact the museum
Tickets issued are annual passes.

Address

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

Directions

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Map reference: TG 345184  Lat: 52.71241 Long: 1.47026

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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

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

We offer two presentations - WWII and one on Cold War tailored to the requirements of the audience and, to enjoy the whole Museum experience, at least 3 hours should be allowed for this visit with over 24 exhibition rooms and 10,000 items to view! Online bookings are essential www.radarmuseum.co.uk

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 3
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

Notes

A Volunteer member of staff is normally available to assist any visitor and give the carer a break.