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“Excellent small gem of a museum.”

The Secrets of Radar Museum
Ranked #43 of 80 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: At The Secrets of Radar Museum we ask you to imagine keeping a secret for 50 years. Could you do it? Thousands of Canadian men and women who served in radar during World War II did just that. They took their oath of secrecy to heart, keeping the truth from family and friends, many taking their service history to the grave before the Official Secrets Act expired in 1991. They were radar mechanics, operators, teachers, trainers, physicists, and researchers. Their actions, deeds, and experiences went unknown and unrecorded when many of the most important histories of WWII were being written. The Secrets of Radar Museum preserves their history through physical exhibits, a substantial research archive, and oral histories recounted by the veterans themselves. Their legacy informs the radar history of the Cold War, which we also explore in displays and online. Radar is a ubiquitous part of our modern lives, so pervasive that most of the time we aren't even aware of it. We exist to remind you that regular men and women, just like you and me, affected not just the outcome of WWII, but the technological and scientific trajectory of the 20th century. We are the only museum of this kind in Canada.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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“Excellent small gem of a museum.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Secrets of Radar Museum is a lovely small museum about the history of Radar in Canada. It tells the stories and the history of the people who who helped build, develop, operate, maintain RADAR. Maya, the curator is very knowledgeable and brings history back to life. The exhibits are very good, and the descriptions are very clear. The size and weight of the WWII radar is amazing, as it is so large and very heavy. I was not aware of this part of Canada's history. It was also very interesting to hear about the beginnings of the microwave oven. Even though the museum is small, has limited opening times and is behind behind a hospital (Parkwood). it is very much worth a visit, Look at their website: http://secretsofradar.com, and you will see what a gem it is.

Visited June 2014
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