RAF Air Defence Radar Museum



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This multi-award-winning museum is run by volunteers, some of whom worked at RAF Neatishead. It is housed in an original 1942 Radar Operations building and features themed exhibits, including World War II Room, Radar Engineering, Military Communications Systems and the Cold War Operations Room. You can see a display dedicated to the Royal Observer Corps, to Bloodhound Missiles and Original Mobile Radar Vehicles. The museum also plays host to the Spirit of Coltishall collection.

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum
RRH Neatishead,NORWICH,NR12 8YB


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Facilities: Video tour for inaccessible areas
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open Apr-Nov, Tue-Thu, BH Mon & 2nd Sat of the month 10-5; Jun-Aug, open every Sat

About the area

Discover Norfolk

The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.

Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.

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