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RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, Neatishead

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The Royal Air Force Air Defence Radar Museum is a museum on the site of the former Royal Air Force radar and control base RAF Neatishead, close to the village of Horning in Norfolk, England.

The museum's exhibitions cover the history of air defence in the United Kingdom, in particular the development of radar from the 1930s until the end of the Cold War. The museum includes a complete Cold War-era Operations Room from which the air defence of Britain was conducted for several decades, as well as many examples of original radar and communications equipment, and an exhibit of a Royal Observer Corps Nuclear Reporting Post. There is also a gallery devoted to the history of the nearby RAF Coltishall.

The Museum is largely staffed by volunteers, many of whom served previously in the RAF.

The Museum is a registered charity, number 1058887.
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  • Quality displays. Interesting talks by knowledgeable volunteers. Great gift shop. Crumbs Cafe has delicious food. Fantastic outdoor display such as Radar & Bloodhound missile. Great parking. Poignant....  more
    Quality displays. Interesting talks by knowledgeable volunteers. Great gift shop. Crumbs Cafe has delicious food. Fantastic outdoor display such as Radar & Bloodhound missile. Great parking. Poignant....  more »
  • This place is amazing. Allow yourself AT LEAST half a day to do it justice; thinking you can do this in a couple of hours won't work. It's hard to call this a museum. Yes, there are hundreds of... 
    This place is amazing. Allow yourself AT LEAST half a day to do it justice; thinking you can do this in a couple of hours won't work. It's hard to call this a museum. Yes, there are hundreds of...  more »
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  • Excellent museum, run by volunteers and they are so helpful and knowledgeable in the field they worked in while in the RAF. The volunteers gave a couple of talks, one on the cold war and the other on the second world war both were very interesting. The entry cost per adult is £12, this lasts for a year, so you can go back as much as you like. We had lunch in Crumbs cafe of ham and cheese toastie, a cup of tea and a slice of cake, all of which was very nice. This is a very informative museum and a good place to bring all the family. Well done to all who work at the museum.
  • Amazing place and so interesting and absolutely lovely people so nice and friendly and so helpful. They know there stuff we all loved every minute. The gentleman we support in a wheelchair thought it was brilliant too. The only room that couldn't get his wheelchair in was the cold war section but they are hoping to get access there in the future. So thank you to all of you for your help and making us feel so welcome. They give really good talks which is your choice to go to but highly recommended it so much information it was brilliant.

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