RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, Neatishead

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum
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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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Indeana
Harpenden, UK211 contributions
Oct 2021
We found this museum fascinating and learnt a huge amount about the history. The staff were very knowledgeable. Our visit was over 3 hours. It may not be suitable for younger children who may find some of it difficult to understand. Basic cafe okay.
Written December 30, 2021
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ThisisMe
High Wycombe, UK432 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
5* all the way. What a gem of a place! If you think this is just for a rainy day think again! The volunteers make this place. The exhibitions make this place. The maze of never ending rooms, so interactive, so engaging, so much fun! We have 3 boys that when we told them where we were going they said “oh, not another museum” and left saying “this has been the best museum I have ever been to”. Excellent day out. We spent 4 hours there and the boys would have stayed longer!
Written October 30, 2021
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MatureC0uple19
North Yorkshire, UK14 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
The control centre was amazing and Clem was very informative.
All the staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable.
Written October 12, 2021
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Barbara Smith
Romford, UK5 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
What can I say? I thought RRH Neatishead was going to be somewhere to go to kill an hour on a wet Thursday on our holiday. Far from it - we spent 3 hours there and could have stayed longer. We listened to a talk given by 2 volunteers. They were excellent in their delivery. The museum is just jam packed with interesting things. I have to say I had the best and most interesting time.
Written September 30, 2021
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R D
5 contributions
Sep 2021
Great couple of hours, loads more to see than i thought. Original equipment and presentations/talks as well. Will appeal to anyone interested in the 2nd world war, old technology or military.
Written September 26, 2021
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Jennie G
Plymouth, UK37 contributions
Sep 2021
An excellent museum, well worth a visit. We arrived just in time for the talk which was really interesting and well presented. The staff were all friendly and helpful. Excellent few hours.
Written September 25, 2021
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avon292
Peterhead, UK34 contributions
Sep 2021
Stumbled across this attraction from a brochure in our hotel. What a fabulous place.. just a warren of rooms and displays on the history of the British defence systems.

Excellent knowledge and information from all the staff and well worth a visit. Give yourself lots of time and make sure you get around all the rooms and equipment.

You will find something for everyone here and some very surprising facts about our defence establishments.

Dont miss out on the this one
Written September 22, 2021
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BillyFarmer1
Aylsham, UK116 contributions
Sep 2021
Last Thursday afternoon (September 9th), I visited (with a friend) the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum (at Neatishead), we very much enjoyed looking around the Museum, lots of interesting rooms, including the World War ll room, History of Neatishead, Coltishall rooms, History room, Cold War rooms and the Gallery, the Museum contained many interesting artefacts and exhibitions, there was a lot of interesting information to read, was good to see the many different types of Radar (my late Grandad, worked on Radar, during World War ll), I enjoyed looking at the model Planes, Photographs, Paintings and Plates (featuring Planes), my friend could remember using one of the old Telephones, which was on display, in one of the rooms, at the Museum, in the Cafe, I had a cup of Tea, and a piece of Lemon Cake, my friend also had a cup of Tea, I bought lots of nice items, in the Shop, I first visited (with the same friend) the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, in August 2018, last Thursday, was our second visit (we were at the Museum, for over two and a half hours), I will definitely visit the Museum, again, in the future, recommended for anyone interested in history.
Written September 15, 2021
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Mike P
Faversham, UK44 contributions
Sep 2021
Beyond our wildest expectations.
Run by enthusiastic and friendly volunteers who were genuinely pleased to share their knowledge, the museum retains its original equipment and gives a startling insight into how the country’s safety is protected.
A demonstration of how enemy aircraft were tracked during the second world war was enlightening, but the never-to-be-forgotten experience was going into the cold war rooms
A huge darkened area, over three levels, looks like a set from a James Bond film - but it’s for real, exactly as it would have been when operational.
Banks of illuminated screens, dials and switches give a chilling effect, so goodness knows what it must have been like for the staff who worked there, never knowing if what they were watching was the first evidence of a Russian attack.
When you visit, be sure to take in the cold war talk. We listened to a brilliant speaker, a veteran of the station, calmly spelling out the realities of monitoring the threat of a nuclear strike, 24 hours a day.
A few minutes later, we were talking to another entertaining volunteer who mentioned, almost in passing, that it would have been his responsibility to authorising the firing of anti-aircraft missiles.
It seems almost irrelevant after all that to mention that a warren of room contains sufficient fascinating items to warrant more than one visit and that you can sit in a Jaguar cockpit. And that there’s a friendly cafe.
Admission is absurdly cheap considering what is on offer. And your ticket can be used any time for 12 months.
My only regret is that I live 150 miles away, or I would return like a flash.
Written September 10, 2021
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ladyita
Windsor, UK113 contributions
Aug 2021
A very interesting place. Was a useful add to our knowledge especially the cold war room talk by Chet who had worked there.
Lots of interesting exhibits.
All the staff are very friendly.
I have balance issues and walk with a stick and it was easy to get around.
Recommend the café and the excellent cakes.
Written August 29, 2021
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