Trip Advisor lists the RAF Radar museum as top local visitor attraction
Following its most successful year ever, the RAF Radar Museum has thrown open its doors with an air of celebration as it has recently taken over the top spot as the best local visitor attraction according to those that know - the people who visit it. But it wasn't always the case. The museum sits on the site of one of our most Top Secret military bases and didn't even appear on a map. That all changed when the Cold War ended and part of the base became a museum.
The museum is a great place to visit for a day out in Norfolk and is fun for all the family. There are over 20 exhibition rooms as well as outdoor exhibits. Plus, there are 2 free presentations running throughout the day, one in the WWII Operations Room and one in the Cold War Operations Room and on Thursdays there is also a talk on the Bloodhound surface to air missile system! You can relive the experience of RAF staff who monitored the skies keeping us safe during the war and during the threat of nuclear war with the Soviet Union.
This year the museum has undergone a complete makeover adding more rooms including a Nuclear Reporting Room, a Radio Room and a Communications Room, plus a room devoted to the Bloodhound missile system. We also have 3 aircraft Cockpits and you can get the chance to sit in the pilots seat of a Jaguar!
An award winning, volunteer run, visitor attraction, the Museum offers an enjoyable and informative day out. Housed in the original Grade II listed 1942 radar operations building, the Museum, in addition to the exhibition spaces, offers the visitor a wide range of facilities and temporary exhibitions are available which change throughout the year.
If you need a break or fancy something to eat then why not visit the volunteer run Crumbs Cafe? We aim to provide you with a wide array of snacks and beverages to choose from and whenever possible, we try to source our products locally and for only the freshest produce. Our Norfolk pasties and sausage rolls are to die for!
We also have a gift shop which can offer you a wide range of souvenirs to purchase for you to remember your visit. The shop stock includes: postcards, key rings, book marks, pens, notebooks, mugs and model aircraft. We also stock a range of educational Replica Packs which help tell you about various aspects of living and working during the Second World War.
If you would like to find out more then please check out our website provided on the side panel or just visit during our opening hours. We are open from April to November every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and also all the Bank Holiday Mondays. Our opening hours are 10am - 5pm. Please allow at least 3 hours for your visit.. there's a lot to see!