Listed on Trip Advisor as top local visitor attraction.
RAF Air Defence Museum is one of the world's longest continuously running radar sites, It now provides a unique window back in time to the beginning of radar.
Having 23 exhibition rooms for you to see plus outdoor exhibits and there are 4 talks in the WWII room each day, and 4 talks in the Cold War room each day. Talks are given on the Bloodhound Missile when appropriate volunteers are on duty.
We are 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.
This year the Museum again has undergone re-decoration, enhanced many of the 23 display rooms with additional items or information, and is opening the new Aggressor Room. We also have 3 aircraft Cockpits and you can get the chance to sit in the pilots seat of a Jaguar!
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.
We also have a gift shop here in at the museum which can offer you a wide range of souvenirs to purchase for you to remember your visit at the museum. 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, call or email us
We are open from the beginning of April until the end of October 2020 10am-5pm each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and each Bank Holiday Monday.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Private Group Bookings: Other days of the week are available for group & school bookings.