Discover the TOP SECRET world of Radar at the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum. Established in 1941 the once TOP SECRET base at Neatishead has remained pivotal in Air Defence from WWII right through the Cold War and it still remains an operational RAF station even today. Enjoy our FREE Guided Tour or feel free to wander at your leisure. Be sure to leave at least 2 hours for your visit as we are bigger than you might think! Make sure that you visit the once TOP SECRET Ops Room and experience the Cold War through the eyes of the Radar operators. Finish your visit with a cup of tea and some cake in Crumbs Cafe and visit the Museum Shop on your way out!
The Museum is open as follows: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Bank Holiday Mondays, April to October inclusive. We also open on the second Saturday of each month. Opening times are from 10.00-17.00 (last entrance for guided tour is 15.00). Tour Times The FREE Guided Tours run every half hour from 10.30 with the last tour at 15.00. The Tour, which is optional, lasts for 1 hr 30 minutes and is well worth joining as it puts the history of Air Defence into context at the very start of your visit. Most of our visitors do go on the tour.
Adult £8.00 Concessions £7.00 Children (7-18yrs) £5.00 Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £20.00 Under 7’s FREE Groups (15+) by prior arrangement - please contact for costs
By Car - You will find us using your GPS Satnav (NR12 8YB) or you can follow the brown tourist signs from the A1062 between Wroxham/Hoveton and Potter Heigham or signs to RRH Neatishead. At the staggered crossroads on the Northern edge of Horning you will find a brown Tourist Information sign directing you away from the Village towards the Museum where there is ample free parking. By Rail - Hoveton & Wroxham (HXM) Station is served by a regular local train service running between Norwich and Sherringham. The journey time from Norwich is approximately 15 minutes and the station is 3 miles (4.8 km) from the Museum. There are Taxis available or there is a bus service to Horning (see below). By Bus - The No 12 bus service from the centre of Norwich (St Stephens Street) runs via Hoveton & Wroxham to Horning from where it is then a short walk to the Museum. The main bus stop in Hoveton is adjacent to the Roy’s of Wroxham Store, and arrives at Horning, adjacent to Lower Street (on Ropes Hill). From there it is a 15 minute walk to the museum. By Boat - Moor up in the vicinity of “The Swan” public house in Horning and walk up the road away from the Broads until you reach the staggered crossroads on the Northern edge of Horning you will find brown Tourist Information signs directing you away from the Village towards the Museum. From there it is a 20 minute walk to the museum. By Bike - Many of our visitors arrive by bike! The route from the staggered crossroads at Horning is an easy ride and there are Bike Racks available for you to park up on arrival.
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Facilities and services
- Baby changing facilities
- Facilities for private functions and events
- Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
- Parking for disabled available
- Picnic area
- Research facilities for academics
- Study facilities
- Wheelchair access to some public areas
- Academic publications and resources available
- Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
- Guided tours
- Large print information and/or interpretation
- Object identification and/or written enquiry service
- Pre-booking service for groups
- Touch exhibits
- Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
- Volunteering scheme offered
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