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RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

RRH Neatishead, Horning, Norwich NR12 8YB, England
+44 1692 631485
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Tricky to Find but So Worth It

We thought we would spend an hour at most, three hours later we were still going strong. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pandora5862
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From Sound Mirrors to Radar

What a hidden gem this is. Tucked away in a corner of Neatishead, near Horning in Northfolk is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter W
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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 yesterday

We thought we would spend an hour at most, three hours later we were still going strong. The volunteers are beyond brilliant and made the visit hugely personal and rewarding. If you are in the area this is well worth taking time to visit as...More

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Radar_Curator, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for your feedback - our volunteers are our treasure here and I will pass on your comments to them. Hope you visit us again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a hidden gem this is. Tucked away in a corner of Neatishead, near Horning in Northfolk is the RAF Air Defence Museum. This little known unit played an important role in both the Battle of Britain of World War 2 and during the Cold...More

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

Our thanks to you for coming to visit and hope you come again and use your ticket (as its valid for 12 months). I will pass on your lovely comments to the volunteers here as they are our treasure.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such an exceptional stop off! It was a golden nuget! We moored up in Horning and walked. What a find on our holiday! The staff were so knowledgeable and engaging.... We all loved it. Thank you all so much

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments about the volunteers here. They are our treasure!!! I will pass on your thanks to them and hope you come and visit us again as we aim to have changing displays in our gallery this year.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with my nine year old boy thinking he would be BORED !! ....but he aboslutley loved it we had to go around twice ..the volunteers there are a mine of information and stories , the talks they give are absolutely fascinating, I could...More

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

Thank you for your feedback as I will pass this onto our volunteers and glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again maybe in the school holidays?

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went originally with my husband and thought I would be bored but, fascinating history explained by the volunteers there.

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The presentations on the development and use of RADAR during WWII and during the Cold War were very informative. A fantastic collection of exhibits, well worth a visit.

Thank bud594
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking through the leaflets at my campsite I came across this museum and thought I'd visit. When I arrived I was amazed at the amount of information and artefacts on display. It was a great place to visit and spent about three or four hours...More

Thank S P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this museum as it sounded quite different and we were not disappointed! There are talks on WW2 and how radar was used in the war. A shame that the speaker we had was a bit hard to understand. The museum is run...More

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Radar_Curator, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review and yes our cafe is nice too with the best Pasties and Sausage in Norfolk - and all made locally!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife & i visited it thinking it would be quick . Gladly wrong . Informative & staff were friendly & helpful . So much to learn about

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Radar_Curator, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit - we do have a vast collection! We all hope you return in the near future to discover more about the Museum. Regards

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Before visiting I did wonder if it would be worth the £10 entrance fee but having left I can wholeheartedly say that this was worth every penny. Wish we had allowed more time to get round everything, it’s so much bigger inside than it first...More

Thank Mrs E E
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Radar_Curator, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks and yes we are like the Tardis.. much bigger on the inside than we appear on the outside.. we do have over 20 rooms and you should leave at least 3 hours to take it all in. If however you are short of time,...More

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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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