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RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

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-_-Plane-_-nerd-_-77 wrote a review May 2020
Winchester, United Kingdom56 contributions8 helpful votes
Loved this museum. Favourite part sit in an aircraft cockpit. Its a good old fashioned museum like them good old days. You get a sense that the people , who I think are volunteers, who work there are genuinely knowledgeable and passionate about the museum.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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HBB85 wrote a review Mar 2020
West Sussex, United Kingdom375 contributions119 helpful votes
We arrived just before last admission, but still had enough time to see everything. Entry is £10 per adult, with the option to giftaid your donation to help the musuem further. There is a little shop in the reception area and a cafe on site. The staff/volunteers that we spoke to were all friendly and helpful. The main attraction here is the Cold War rooms, which are dimly lit and very atmospheric. There are plenty of other rooms filled with exhibits in the outbuildings on site, with an informative history of the site, a missile and cockpits, to name a few highlights. It's a great attraction for Cold War enthusiasts, but likewise engaging if you are interested in technology or communications. Definitely worth a wander round!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Lynn K, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum
Responded 1 Apr 2020
Hello - and thank you for for your feedback on visiting our Museum - unfortunately due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus we decided not to open for the 2020 season -- and will follow Govt guidelines before opening again, hopefully later this year. The majority of our diligent volunteer work force are all in the 65+ age bracket, hence their ultimate safety is our major concern hence also taking the action to close. We have undertaken several changes to our displays over the winter period so there is much to see and do at our Museum - hope you take the journey with us again soon!
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Mike D wrote a review Dec 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom13 contributions6 helpful votes
This is an excellent museum with interesting exhibits and very informed and helpful staff. Particularly good are the two control rooms from WWII and the coldwar. The talks by the members of staff are very good and significantly add to ones understanding of both rooms. There is ample parking , some interesting outside exhibits , a useful shop and a great canteen. Excellent value for money and you will want to stay longer than you first planned!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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tim@222 wrote a review Nov 2019
Norfolk, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
Fabulous exhibits which are well spaced out. The volunteers are very informative and keen to pass on their knowledge. Give yourself plenty of time for your visit as there is so much to see! The Tea Shop fits its surroundings perfectly. Its a hidden gem.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Terry B wrote a review Oct 2019
England, United Kingdom18 contributions2 helpful votes
A very interesting place that played such an important part in the Cold War. The talks about the 2nd world war and the cold war were fascinating. The Victor cockpit flight simulator was good and also the Tornado and Jaguar cockpits. Cafe was good and the volunteers are friendly and helpful.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Radar_Curator, Manager at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum
Responded 22 Oct 2019
Thank you for your kind review of our Museum. My volunteers are priceless and give all their time right throughout the season. Glad you enjoyed your visit.
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