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Museum, next open Sun 21 Apr 2019

The Transmitter Block

The Transmitter Block

The first operational radar station in the world, built in 1937 now fully restored and home to a fascinating exhibition.

Address

Bawdsey Radar,
Transmitter Block,
Bawdsey,
Suffolk,
IP12 3BA

Details

Bawdsey Radar is where operational radar was developed that helped win the Battle of Britain. This historic 1937 Transmitter Block has been conserved and is now home to an interactive exhibition and displays telling the story of the men and women, who worked in top secret, to protect Britain.
There is a children's trail - come and be a Bawdsey Boffin! Try your hand at being a radar operator and bring a picnic to enjoying the grounds.

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Thu 18 Apr 2019 Thu 11:00 to 16:00 00:00 to 00:00
Sun 21 Apr 2019 Sun 11:00 to 16:00 00:00 to 00:00
Mon 22 Apr 2019 Mon 11:00 to 16:00 00:00 to 00:00
Thu 25 Apr 2019 Thu 11:00 to 16:00 00:00 to 00:00
Sun 28 Apr 2019 Sun 11:00 to 16:00 00:00 to 00:00
Thu 2 May 2019 Thu 11:00 to 16:00 00:00 to 00:00
Sun 5 May 2019 Sun 11:00 to 16:00 00:00 to 00:00
Mon 6 May 2019 Mon 11:00 to 16:00 00:00 to 00:00
Thu 9 May 2019 Thu 11:00 to 16:00 00:00 to 00:00
Sun 12 May 2019 Sun 11:00 to 16:00 00:00 to 00:00
Thu 16 May 2019 Thu 11:00 to 16:00 00:00 to 00:00
Sun 19 May 2019 Sun 11:00 to 16:00 00:00 to 00:00
Please check opening dates carefully!

Prices

Adults £7.00
Children 5-18 £1.00
Concs £6.50
Under 5s free
Defence Privilege Card holders £5.00

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Map reference: TM 340382  Lat: 51.99297 Long: 1.40743

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system