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. Knowledgeable ex-RAF volunteers bring history to life giving two daily presentations, telling the real stories of Air Defence 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.
It is suggested that you allow yourself between 2 and 3 hours to see our entire collection and attend our 2 presentation talks.
The Museum plans to open 18 May 2021 – 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).