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RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, Neatishead

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The Royal Air Force Air Defence Radar Museum is a museum on the site of the former Royal Air Force radar and control base RAF Neatishead, close to the village of Horning in Norfolk, England.

The museum's exhibitions cover the history of air defence in the United Kingdom, in particular the development of radar from the 1930s until the end of the Cold War. The museum includes a complete Cold War-era Operations Room from which the air defence of Britain was conducted for several decades, as well as many examples of original radar and communications equipment, and an exhibit of a Royal Observer Corps Nuclear Reporting Post. There is also a gallery devoted to the history of the nearby RAF Coltishall.

The Museum is largely staffed by volunteers, many of whom served previously in the RAF.

The Museum is a registered charity, number 1058887.
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  • Quality displays. Interesting talks by knowledgeable volunteers. Great gift shop. Crumbs Cafe has delicious food. Fantastic outdoor display such as Radar & Bloodhound missile. Great parking. Poignant....  more
    Quality displays. Interesting talks by knowledgeable volunteers. Great gift shop. Crumbs Cafe has delicious food. Fantastic outdoor display such as Radar & Bloodhound missile. Great parking. Poignant....  more »
  • This place is amazing. Allow yourself AT LEAST half a day to do it justice; thinking you can do this in a couple of hours won't work. It's hard to call this a museum. Yes, there are hundreds of... 
    This place is amazing. Allow yourself AT LEAST half a day to do it justice; thinking you can do this in a couple of hours won't work. It's hard to call this a museum. Yes, there are hundreds of...  more »
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  • Fantastic museum, took me a long time to get up to see it but well worth the drive. Excellent and interesting exhibits but the people who work there are brilliant. All the people I spoke with were knowledgable, helpful and friendly. There's a wealth of experience here and certainly worth the visit. A complete gem.
  • Engrossing museum run by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. Lots of interactive displays explaining both the development of radar technology and the role radar played in WW2 and The Cold War period. Definitely worth a visit.

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