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RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

RRH Neatishead, Horning, Norwich NR12 8YB, England
+44 1692 631485
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Fantastic!!!!

What a fantastic time we had here. I wasn’t expecting a great deal thinking to myself it’s not a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
archiesashaodin
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Unmissable tour of the cold war nuclear bunker

The museum as a whole is fascinating, but occasionally they do a tour of the cold war nuclear... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chris S
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Air defence radar operations began at RAF Neatishead in 1942 and continued until 2004 when RAF Neatishead ceased operations and became Remote Radar Head (RRH) Neatishead. RRH Neatishead supplies engineering support to the radar at Trimingham. When operations at RAF Neatishead moved into the underground bunker in 1995, the Operations Room was left intact and it eventually became the centre piece of the ADRM. The museum has expanded considerably since its inception and the most common observation of the visitors is that they wished they had scheduled more time for their visit. There is so much to see, including presentations on the part radar played in the Battle of Britain, night fighter operations, the history of radar, Space Defence and the Coltishall rooms. Now visitors can see the once Secret Cold War Operations Room and have its secrets explained in detail. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the guided tours during which the Volunteer Guides tell the story and add a personal touch to the experience.
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RRH Neatishead, Horning, Norwich NR12 8YB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic time we had here. I wasn’t expecting a great deal thinking to myself it’s not a big site but boy was I wrong. Some of the guides were actually based on site and their knowledge is brilliant. They were all very friendly...More

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Radar_Curator, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your very kind review. As volunteers, we love it here and must say the volunteers in the cafe cope exceptionally well in very busy periods of the day and the guides are truly a treasure. Great to see you and hope you...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum as a whole is fascinating, but occasionally they do a tour of the cold war nuclear bunker and it is utterly amazing. Feel the icy fingers of the chill between NATO and the Soviet Bloc tickle the back of your neck with this...More

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Radar_Curator, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Great Review! The Bunker is only open on the second Saturday of each month. Combine a trip with a visit to the museum and see the original Cold War Operations Room still completely intact and the other 20 rooms and fascinating exhibits.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really first class museum about the role of radar in the defence of Gt Britain. The presentations on Radar and WW2 and Radar in the Cold War were very very well presented and interesting. Lots of RAF and ROC memorabilia and documentation as well...More

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Radar_Curator, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review of our Museum. Our volunteers do wonderful work here so its great to get such feedback. Thanks for visiting us!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether you’re into aviation and history or not, this trip is super and informative. Plenty of hands on experience and a down to earth realisation of what happened both during WW2 and not that long ago The Cold War and the radar that assisted both....More

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Radar_Curator, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We all wish to thank you for your wonderful review of our Museum. We all are very proud of it and try very much each day to please all who visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Radar Museum, with friends back in June, we expected it to be a bit boring.. but no it was fantastic, we timed our arrival to catch one of the guided tours, conducted by very senior, knowledgeable ex RAF volunteers, they made the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though I had read a bit about the museum in advance nothing prepared me for the amazing collection of artefacts and archive materials that greeted and informed me for over 4 hours. The collection was enhanced by the volunteer guides who were very keen...More

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Radar_Curator, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review of our Museum. Our volunteers do a wonderful job and are very enthusiastic in sharing their knowledge to all that visit. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being ex-Air Ministry, I was prepared to be super-critical. No need, really great experience. Worrying though that I have actually used some of the gear on display !!

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Radar_Curator, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. Glad to see our volunteer guides are as good as we all think they are!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent some time at the museum today but only scratched the surface. Really hadn’t expected it to be so big! Will definitely return to learn more about this fascinating place. Volunteers are so welcoming throughout - a big thank you to you all. The coffee...More

1  Thank Happytripper14
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Radar_Curator, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your kind words. We are a charity and manned by volunteers so really appreciate your feedback. Yes for food we source as much as possible locally - with gluten free options as well! Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place - so much to see and great talks by the welcoming staff.We spent over three hours here and still felt we could have seen more. Would recommend and also I would return

1  Thank sportymeDerbyshire
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Radar_Curator, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

thanks for your kind review. Dont forget that your ticket entry enables you to visit as many times as you want for a whole year!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a caravan trip to Norfolk, we decided to take a trip to thr RAF Air Defence Radar Museum. Although a little difficult to find, it was well worth the effort. The reception/shop is staffed by volunteers who are friendly and very helpful. Apart from...More

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10.00am - 5.00pm Tuesday's and Thursday's & 2nd Saturday of month and Bank Holiday Monday's April through to October
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There are shaded areas plus there is a secure dog compound. Water will be supplied on request.
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