Welcome to the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, the largest independently operated Museum in North Norfolk.

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

    This page outlines the changes we’ve made to keep you safe during your visit.

Keeping You Safe

We have made the museum safe for your visit and are Good to Go!

WWII Room good to go

We do require all adult visitors to wear a face covering, correctly worn, during your visit within our Museum unless you have a specific exemption.

We also ask that all family members remain together in one “bubble” whilst inside the Museum.

To maintain visitor safety, we have introduced a one-way system throughout the Museum and volunteers will be available for guidance and to answer any questions.

Hand sanitizer is available at Reception and at key points around the Museum. 

Access to some areas of the Museum is via stairs and therefore some areas are not accessible to wheelchair users.  Our volunteers will guide you to appropriate rooms and can give guidance to specific rooms and areas of interest.

Our toilet facilities and touch points e.g. handrails are cleaned regularly to ensure your safety.

Most of our interactive objects are not in use at this time.

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.


The Museum has been access audited by Access North Norfolk Action and changes have been made to ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy their visit.

However the nature of the military building, which was constructed in 1942, 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.

We are constantly endeavouring to improve our access and reassess options regularly.


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. All Gift Aid ticket purchasers can claim a free tea/coffee in our Crumbs Cafe.


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Site Information

The Museum’s planned re-opening is Tuesday 18 May 2021 (provided we are permitted to do so under Government COVID-19 Guidelines).

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

We’ve introduced timed entry tickets to make sure we have enough space for everyone.

Visitors – including Friends of the Museum Members – need to book a timed entry ticket online or call us on 01692 631485 to make arrangements.  Our volunteers could be busy serving at the time of your call so please be patient.  When you book online, you will need to show your ticket payment on a device, or printed, when you arrive onsite to our Reception volunteers.

24 exhibition rooms
Cafe serving hot and cold drinks and light refreshments (in disposable containers)
Toilet facilities including 2 disabled toilets
Baby Change facility
Garden picnic area
Dog parking facility
Large onsite car park
Self-serve First Aid Station
No cloakroom or buggy facilities are available onsite
Dogs are not permitted within the Museum (guide dogs excepted) but are welcome within our grounds.