Experience the country’s only original Cold War Operations Room, which formed a critical link in the RAF’s Command and Control System in the years following WW2. 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 Soviet Air Force and the ever-present threat of nuclear war.
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 II listed 1942 radar operations building, the Museum provides a unique window into the history of radar covering the period of WWII to the Cold War.
The museum has twenty-four exhibition rooms and over 10,000 display items. We have talks in the WWII room at 10:30am and 1:30pm and the Cold War Room at 11:30am and 2:30pm. The talks bring to life how it was in WWII and during the Cold War at Neatishead.
Our Crumbs Café offers delicious snacks and drinks, and on the way out you can pick up a memento of your visit in our well-stocked shop.
Please note that because of the nature of the military building, which was constructed in 1942, it does mean that access to all areas is not always possible for those using wheelchairs. Where possible ramps have been installed, but the height and steepness of some stairs, in particular those in the Cold War Operations Room, may mean that this is not always practical or possible. In this case there is a video available in an accessible room.
It is suggested that you allow yourself between 2 and 3 hours to see our entire collection and attend our two presentation talks.