Come on a journey through history and seek out the roles of those personnel based at Neatishead were involved with as they kept watch over the skies, and don’t forget you will need 2-3 hours here onsite to visit all 24 exhibition rooms


    As well as attend our two presentations given in the WWII room and the Cold War Room


    and we also have an onsite cafe serving home made bakes and cakes to light lunches.

The Museum is an award winning, volunteer run, visitor attraction which offers an enjoyable and informative day out for the family.

Housed in the original Grade II listed 1942 radar operations building, the Museum provides a unique window into the history of radar covering the period of Second World War to the Cold War in addition to the exhibition spaces, offers the visitor a wide range of facilities.

The museum has over 20 exhibition rooms. It is suggested that you allow yourself between 2-3 hours to see our entire collection and attend our two presentation talks.

We are open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Presentations are given daily in both the Second World War room and the Cold War Room. The times of the talks will be announced over the Tannoy throughout the day.

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 or who have difficulty with stairs. Click here to view the Museum Accessibility.

Opening Times

The museum is closed for the season. We re-open on the 29th March 2024.

Our open days include each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in addition to each Bank Holiday Monday, 10am – 5pm.

Our last day of opening is Saturday the 11th November.


The museum now uses an online ticketing booking system via ArtFund, and it helps us to plan if you are able to book online.

However, we also welcome “walk-in” visitors, so if you are unable to book online, or plan to visit us at short notice, our Reception Staff will be only too happy to assist you. Call Tuesday-Saturday on 01692 631485.

Please note that although the tickets are timed we are not limiting the time you stay in the museum as the museum is large enough for visitors to socially distance in safety.

And don’t forget, all our tickets are valid for 12 months, buy once and come back and visit us as many times as you like for 1 year!

Gift Aid makes a valuable contribution to the museum. Please consider adding Gift Aid when purchasing your tickets.

Click here to book a ticket


Unfortunately, due to the size of some of the rooms, dogs, with the exception of Support Dogs, are not permitted inside the museum. However, we do have a small outdoor dog compound available should you wish to leave your dog whilst you visit the museum.

Group Bookings

The Museum has hosted a wide variety and sizes groups ranging from car enthusiasts, paranormal, twinned cities, scouts/cubs, schools, WI, RAF personnel, to name a few and we would be delighted to assist you with your arrangements to make your time spent with us memorable. 

We can easily accommodate 30 guests at a time in our onsite café, or for larger groups, we can offer buffet style food and beverages. 

Our variety of catering is tailored to the groups requirements e.g. vegetarian, gluten free etc.   In each case, please contact the Manager via email or telephone.

For Pre-Booked Groups (6 or over), we offer a discount. Find out more. We can also offer groups tailored refreshments e.g. buffet lunches, morning or afternoon teas at a small additional cost.

All Enquiries

For all enquiries regarding tickets, group bookings, and all other general enquiries, please contact Reception staff on

01692 631485


Admission Prices

Over 65s
Children (6yrs – 16yrs)£6.00
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children)£32.00
Under 6s£0.00
Disabled Person plus Carer£20.00
Blue Lights/Forces£12.00
Friends, Museum Members and Friends of Bawdsey Museum£0.00
Pre-Booked Groups£11.00

Finding Us

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, Birds Lane, Neatishead, Norfolk NR12 8YB

The Radar Museum is located on the northern side of the Norfolk Broads.  We are signposted from Wroxham (10 minutes by car) and Horning (an easy walk of 10 minutes) or an easy drive from Norwich (25 minutes) .

If arriving by boat, you can moor at Horning.

Bicycle Hire is available at Wroxham (near the Tourist Information Centre) or there is a local Wroxham Taxi Service ( 01603 782925).

Our car park is large enough to host cars, coaches or mini buses. We have a grassed outdoor eating area, a small grassed play area and shady parking for those hot summer days if you are bringing your dog (sorry no dogs are permitted inside the Museum*). There is also a small dog kennel to use should you wish to park your dog whilst you visit us. Guide dogs are of course accepted inside the museum.

* Except Guide Dogs.


All our tickets are valid for 12 months.

Pay once and visit as many times as you like in the year!

Gift Aid makes a valuable contribution to the museum. Please consider adding Gift Aid when purchasing your tickets.