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“ifyou like ww2 you will like this place”

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Horning
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Norwich, United Kingdom
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“ifyou like ww2 you will like this place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

my grandson is mad on things connected to ww2 he loved to see how radar worked and the layout of the buildings we had a great afternoon there

Visited August 2012
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Chris M, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Hi Marriyan, so glad your Grandson enjoyed his visit. Of course, we also cover Air Defence right through the Cold War (where we even have the old Cold War Ops Room as an exhibit!), right up to Ops today in Afghanistan and the Falklands where the RAF are providing radar cover where the lads and lasses are out on Duty. But really great he found it interesting. Do remember to visit the Muckleburgh Military Collection, Norwich Avition Museum and Flixton if you have not already been there, all of whom have great WW II collections! Hope you/he enjoys them too!! Rgds, Chris
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Top museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

I absolutely love this site, it just oozes history, the sights and the smells. Everything is just right with well detailed exhibits and very informative staff. Love the cafe stocked with lovely cakes and pastries. Can't fault the place.

Great place to visit if you are in the area, very cheap and worth a few hours of anyone's time if you are interested in history, just a bit of a walk to find it.

Visited May 2012
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Chris M, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Hi Blaze,

Glad you enjoyed your visit. to the Museum! For anyone visiting us, do look at our Website page "How to find us" which includes a link to Google Maps. When on the ground, just follow the brown Tourist signs from Horning village crossroads! Unfortunately, one of the local tourist map boards shows us in the wrong place - but will they change it? Sadly not! :-( Anyway, glad you had a good time! Rgds, Chris
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Radar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

It is so important that places like this are kept open. This is historic site for cold war work in radar. Close to Norwich it is set amidst fields close to the picturesque broadland village of horning. Get there if you can if you have an interest in this field.

Visited May 2012
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“surprising”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Went here with my partner, really wasnt looking forward to it as not my cup of tea. It was pouring of rain that day so went in very soggy and dreading it. How surprised was i ? Not only was the place like a tardis, the people there were so informative and friendly, I found the time whizzed by and I was sorry when it came to an end. Will definately go back !!

Visited September 2012
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Thank Carolj28
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Chris M, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Hi Carol, so glad you enjoyed your visit and it is always good to pass on such kind comments to teh Volunteers who do so much for the Museum! It is a piece of history (still evolving today) which people know little about. Well, I guess it is "Secret" so, only now, can some of the older stories be told! Maybe see you next year! Rgds, Chris
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“Family visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

Keen to visit as we had heard a lot about it and are interested in museums as we volunteer in one ourselves. An outstanding experience mad even better by the volunteers. Lovely, reasonably priced food served in a lovely friendly environment. We will definitely be back next year.

Visited July 2012
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