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RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

Experience the country’s only original Cold War Operations Room, which formed a critical link in teh RAF’s Command and Control System in the Years following WW2.

Opening Times

A visit to the museum will give you a comprehensive insight into how Cold War air defence operations were carried out during those tense and dangerous times as the RAF faced the might of the Societ Air Force and the ever-present threat of nuclear war.

The Museum has managed to retain unique pieces of radar equipment as its purpose through WWII-Cold War was to monitor UK air space. The Museum retells the development of radar through WWII to seeing the actual Air Defence Cold War room (which contains original equipment of the era).

The Museum is an award winning, volunteer run, visitor attraction that offers a fascinating and informative day out for the family. Housed entirely in RAF buildings including the original hardened Grade 2 listed 1942 radar operations building, the Museum provided a unique window into the history of rada covering the period of WWII to the Cold War.

The Museum has 24 exihibition rooms and over 10,000 display items. Knowledgeable ex-RAF volunteers bring history to life giving two daily presentations, telling the real stories of Air Defence at Neatishead.

Our Crumbs Cafe offers delicious snacks and drinks, and on the way out you can pick up a memento of you visit in our well-stocked shop.


Adults £12.00
Over 65s £10.00
Students £6.00
Children (6yrs – 16yrs) £6.00
Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 children) £30.00
Under 6’s Free
Groups 25+ £9.00 each

Opening Times

The Museum plans to open 18 May 2021 to October 2021 each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. In addition to each Bank Holiday Monday, 10am-5pm (provided it is permitted to do so under Government COVID-19 guidelines).

Open April 2021 – end October 2021

Tuesday – Saturday and all Bank Holiday Mondays

  • Toilets
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Baby Changing
  • Accepts Groups
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Cafe on site
RAF Air Defence Radar Museum
Birds Lane
NR12 8YB