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image for Museum - Transport item typeRAF Air Defence Radar Museum

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
  • Broads Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Museum - Transport, next open Tue 10 Apr - Sat 10 Nov 2018

VAQAS, FAIR PRICE CHARTER NTAA MEMBER BROADS TOURISM

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

Details

The Museum tells the story of Air Defence and Radar from 1935 to date. Using a combination of a guided tour and over 20 themed rooms, the visitor is encouraged to find out about this previously Secret World. Many of the exhibits are 'hands-on' and visitors can join in and experience life as a Fighter Controller or sit in the cockpit of a Jaguar aircraft. Take a break for some light refreshments in Crumbs Cafe including locally produced Norfolk pasties, sausage rolls, toasties and other snacks. We also allow you to bring your own food and enjoy it in our picnic area. If you bring you dog, we can arrange to 'park' it while you enjoy the tour.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

The recommended guided tours are tailored to the requirements of the audience and, to enjoy the whole Museum experience, at least 3 hours should be allowed for this visit.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Tue 10 Apr - Sat 10 Nov 2018 Tue - Thu 10:00 to 17:00 | Sat 10:00 to 17:00
Easter or 1st April (whichever is earlier) to the first week of November. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays: 10am to 5pm.

All year - Second Saturday of every month.

Groups (15+) by appointment.

Prices

£10 Adults
£9 Over 60s
£5 Students
£5 6-16yrs
£25 Family ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 children)
Children under 6 free
Groups qualify fora discount contact the museum
Tickets issued are annual passes.

Address

Horning,
Nr Wroxham,
Norwich,
Norfolk,
NR12 8YB

Directions

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Map reference: TG 345184  Lat: 52.71241 Long: 1.47026

By Road:
Brown signs for 'Radar Museum' from the A1062 between Wroxham/Hoveton and Potter Heigham. Parking : free Disabled parking 4m from door - tarmac surface. Assistance available. Carers Free.

By Public Transport:
Buses depart from Church Road - the main bus stop, adjacent to the Roy's of Wroxham Store, and arrive at Horning, adjacent to Lower Street (on Ropes Hill). From there it is a 14 minute walk to the museum. For public transport timetables and information call 0871 200 2233 or visit traveline.org.uk

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

The recommended guided tours are tailored to the requirements of the audience and, to enjoy the whole Museum experience, at least 3 hours should be allowed for this visit.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 3
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

Notes

A Volunteer member of staff is normally available to assist any visitor and give the carer a break.