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RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

RRH Neatishead, Horning, Norwich NR12 8YB, England
+44 1692 631485
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Brilliant visit

The volunteers are real experts and very committed to delivering a high quality experience. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LesRugbymenIrlandais
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Norwich
Am I THAT old ???

In my very much younger days, I worked for a research branch of the Air Ministry. I wasn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Appenazow
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Ex-Tyke-Baz
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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

The volunteers are real experts and very committed to delivering a high quality experience. The museum is jammed with fascinating exhibits. It's well worth a detour to get an experience you won't find anywhere else: you will actually be in the Cold War War Room.

Thank LesRugbymenIrlandais
Reviewed 1 week ago

In my very much younger days, I worked for a research branch of the Air Ministry. I wasn't expecting much of this museum which is "out in the sticks". Boy, was I wrong. If you have any interest in the history of the defence of...More

Thank Appenazow
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a Cold War child and only recently I'm becoming aware of the amount of expertise and invention went into our air defences. I went with my daughter who is studying the period for her History A level. After having checked they were open we...More

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

Thank you so much for your review and we are pleased that you and your daughter had such an interesting and rewarding visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my husband and was quite surprised how interesting I found the museum. Such a lot of history and so much to see. The volunteers are doing a great job in preserving the elderly bits of aircraft and the talks were well presented. Am...More

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

thank you for coming and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks to all the volunteers who keep this project going. Really important piece of history. Hope there will be some money one day to make it more interactive and therefore more approachable for the next generation.

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

Thank you for your visit and kind comments. We are staffed entirely by volunteers and all our funds come from visitors and generous donations..we would love to do more and continually add to the visitor experience as funds allow.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has great TA ratings so I always wanted to visit but they have odd opening hours which never tied up with my trips. At last I found the place open and I was glad I did. Three hours later I knew a lot...More

Thank Fandango11
Radar_Curator, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit. We are always trying to improve the visitor experience and will have more temporary exhibitions and things for all the family to do..the next thing for younger visitors will be a spooky Halloween Hunt during half term in probably the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting site that makes the events of the cold war very real. And a really sad story about what happened there. Worth visiting to hear that - if anyone will tell you! if not, have a look on google.

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

Thank you so much for your visit and generous review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised by the size of the museum and the care that has gone into presenting the exhibits. I kept thinking I had been everywhere and then climbed a staircase or turned a corner and there was more and more. Fascinating to see and...More

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

Thank you for your visit and observations, e are indeed like the Tardis - much larger on the inside than we appear from the outside! We are in fact the largest museum in North Norfolk, with over 20 rooms and 10,000 objects.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This visits starts fairly low key but with lots of interesting information then wow the next room takes your breath away. Worth the visit and really interesting people to talk to.

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

Thank you for your visit and kind words.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bigger than expected. I was concerned i would not fully understand some of it, but need not have worried. The talks given were very informative. We were there longer than expected. Well worth a visit.

Thank countrygirl190784
Radar_Curator, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit.

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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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