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Museum - Transport, £3

Bawdsey Radar Group

Bawdsey Radar Group


Mary Wain

07821 162 879

07821 162 879


Bawdsey Manor Estate,
Nr Woodbridge,
IP12 3AT


The Transmitter Block houses 'The Magic Ear' exhibition which tells the story of radar.
RAF Bawdsey was the first of the Chain Home radar stations which played a crucial role in the Battle of Britain.

Coach parties acceptedOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs available

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Opening times: 12.30pm to 4.30pm with last entry at 4.00pm.


£4.00 for adults, children free



See location of The Transmitter Block on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 313364  Lat: 51.97789 Long: 1.36655

By Road:
The Transmitter Block is located off the B1083 from Woodbridge, Suffolk. The entrance is approximately midway between Bawdsey Village and Bawdsey Quay. There is plenty of parking with disabled parking spaces near the Block.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed