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RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

RRH Neatishead, Horning, Norwich NR12 8YB, England
+44 1692 631485
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A little known gem

This museum is a fascinating resource of WWII to 80s surveillance technology. The volunteer guides... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BBCrom
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A Radio And Detection And Ranging (RADAR) Tardis

I was a little silly as I had visited another museum earlier in the day, thinking this one could be... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard E
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King's Lynn, 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 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is a fascinating resource of WWII to 80s surveillance technology. The volunteer guides are fonts of expert knowledge, having worked there. The artifacts are available to handle and housed in the original buildings. Superb for children and adults alike. The £10 adult admission...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was a little silly as I had visited another museum earlier in the day, thinking this one could be “done” in about a half hour, especially on seeing the entrance. How wrong was I! It really is a Tardis of a place, there are...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Heard about this museum from a friend so decided to pay a visit. So glad I did. It really was a find! The volunteers are so passionate & knowledgeable about the this place, their enthusiasm is infectious! The building is like the Tardis, doesn't look...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with my family as I used to be stationed here back in 1990! There is lots to see, plenty of parking and a very nice cafe - doing excellent sausage rolls and pasties (but you need more, they ran out very quickly!). Best...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very basic museum. There is lots of potential but is not done in a very professional way. The volunteers need to be a bit more polished when giving presentations and to make it more appropriate for younger kids. It was certainly interesting but could...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

1/2 hour walk from Horning, as we were on a boating holiday,found very interesting you need 2 -3 hours min to enjoy

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

Thanks for your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By chance found this museum . Driving through Norfolk countryside. Interesting info .good parking.reasonable prices. Great talks and you can walk around and ask question.

Thank lizs750
Radar_Curator, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting and so glad you found us and enjoyed your time here.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had an excellent day out with my family here. I was worried that it was going to be a lot of information that would go over my head due to my limited military knowledge, but all of the information given by the volunteers was...More

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

Thank you so much for your nice review, and glad you all had a good time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all you need more than just 2-3 hours because there is SO much to see! Sit in a Jaguar cockpit and look at the impossibly small cockpit of the Victor Bomber/Tanker. You also get to go back as many times as you want...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant couple of hours spent with very knowledgable and friendly staff. Worth every penny to keep the place going as its history is invaluable. Really interesting exhibitions but most of all enjoyed the Cold War presentation which was taken by a member of staff...More

Thank AJG46
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john m
25 April 2017|
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Response from Radar_Curator | Property representative |
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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Jaimz B
2 June 2016|
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Response from rickanddenise | Reviewed this property |
There are shaded areas plus there is a secure dog compound. Water will be supplied on request.
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