Royal Air Force Air Defence Radar Museum
From Britain’s finest hour to space-age defence systems
A visit to this massively atmospheric museum includes a compelling and informative guided tour. You’ll be walked through a history of Radar and Air Defence from 1935 to the present day Space Defence Systems. Recalling scenes from the best WWII and Bond movies, two of the museum highlights are the original 1942 Battle of Britain and Cold War operations rooms. Collections from the nearby RAF Coltishall bring to life the personal stories behind this historic air base and include hand-painted aircraft panels, photographs, trophies and WWII hero Sir Douglas Bader’s mascot ‘Baders Bunny’. A sociable, nostalgic and eye-opening place to visit.
Keeper of the UK Radar Archive – please ring for an appointment to view the many hundreds of documents and photographs, Occasional event days, Recommended length of visit: 2- 3 hours
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Other good things to do near by
The museum is very close to the pretty Broadland village of Horning with its busy waterfront, pubs, cafés and renowned delicatessen The Galley. The Southern Comfort paddle boat moors outside The Swan Hotel in Horning and offers superb, birds-eye-view trips on the Broads.
You’ll find out-of-town shopping with a difference at Wroxham Barns Craft Centre with its fair ground and childrens’ zoo, and nearby BeWILDerwood is great for kids. Aviation enthusiasts will want to visit the nearby City of Norwich Aviation Museum.
Travel and parking
Brown signs from the A1062 at Horning. Free parking at the museum. Public transport: On First Bus’s A12 route. 4 Miles from the Wroxham/Hoveton Junction on the Norwich to Sheringham Bittern Line.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Bank Holiday Mondays, April to November inclusive.
Second Saturday of each month – all year round.
Also open Easter Saturday and the last week in March.
Opening times: 10am – 5pm (last entrance for guided tour is 3pm)
Talks on Radar during WW2:10:30, 12:15, 13.45, 15:15.
Talks on Cold War: 11:30, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00.
Concession (over 60s and students) £9
children (6-16yrs) £5
Under 6 free
Family (2 adults + up to 3 children) £25
Please note all prices above include a Gift Aided donation. Tickets issued are ANNUAL PASSES for the 2016 season.
Facilities and access
Other access information: There is restricted access to four rooms but a video tour alternative is provided. Telephone for further details.