Intriguing building revealing the history of RAF Langham and the Dome Teacher
Built in 1942/3 on the edge of RAF Langham, the Dome utilised innovative technology to train anti-aircraft gunners. Long before digital reality was invented, moving images projected onto the inside of the building taught trainees how to shoot down enemy aircraft successfully.
Seventy years after the end of World War II, a visit to the Dome (a Scheduled Ancient Monument) offers a unique opportunity to journey back in time and experience what life was like for those who served at RAF Langham.
- Watch films narrated by Stephen Fry which tell the history of the Dome and RAF Langham
- Test your aim with an interactive ‘dummy’ training gun and one of the Dome’s original target films
- Play external table top games to find out more about military missions and daily life at RAF Langham
- Explore an interactive model of the RAF Langham Airfield
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Other good things to do nearby
RAF Langham was closely linked with the military camps at Stiffkey and Weybourne. The Muckleburgh Collection of military vehicles and much more, is based at Weybourne. And you can find out more about the Light Anti-Aircraft Artillery Range at Stiffkey, by visiting Rescue Wooden Boats. This is based in the old Officers’ Mess and contains information about the fascinating ‘whirly gig’, as well as impressive displays and films about North Norfolk’s maritime heritage.
Travel and parking
Ample pay and display parking nearby. Follow signs on arrival in Yarmouth from Haven Bridge. Public transport available; ten minutes from the train station and five minutes from the bus station. Regular trains from Norwich. Various bus services by First Bus.
2 April to 30 June: Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, 10.30am – 4pm
July: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, 10.30am – 4pm
August: Bank Holiday Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, 10.30am – 4pm
1 September to 31 October: Thursdays and Sundays, 10.30am – 4pm
Last recommended entry time: 3.30pm
Adults £5 / Children (16 and under) FREE
School and young people’s visits (by appointment): Free
Recommended length of visit 1 hour
Travel and Parking
Langham Dome is best visited by car or bike.
It is situated between the North Norfolk villages of Langham and Cockthorpe. It is 2 miles inland from the A149 coast road at Stiffkey and 5 miles from Sharrington on the A148.
There is parking next to the Dome and the building is accessible by wheelchair.
Facilities: wheelchair access, families, groups, schools groups.
Shop; outside space with displays; toilet.
Photos courtesy Ugly Studios