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, Sun 4 Aug 2019

Bawdey Radar Transmitter Block

Bawdey Radar Transmitter Block

The 1937 building is fully conserved and is home to an interactive exhibition telling the Bawdsey Radar story.


Bawdsey Radar Transmitter Block


Bawdsey Radar,
Transmitter Block,
IP12 3BA


Dr Phil Judkins discusses how spies on the Zeppelin flights lost the Battle of Britain. This talk commemorates the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII. The talk will be given three times on the day beginning at 11.30am . A DVD of this astonishing story ‘ The spies who lost the Battle of Britain’ will make a great souvenir of the talk and be available in the museum gift shop. Talk included in museum admission.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 4 Aug 2019 11:00 to 16:00
The museum is open 11am-4pm (last admission 3:30pm)


Admission for children under 5 is free
5-18s come in for £1!
Adults £7.00/£6.50.
Free parking
And a beautifully stocked gift shop and a picnic area with built-in games.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 4 Aug 'Secrets and Spies' talk



See location of Bawdsey Radar Transmitter Block on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 340382  Lat: 51.99297 Long: 1.40743

By car: from the A12 drive to Melton and then take the B1083 to Bawdsey village. A mile past the village look out on the left for park gates with concrete balls. Turn left immediately after the gates, drive along the avenue of trees and look left for the car park and Transmitter Block

By public transport:

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • 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


  • YesEntrance is well lit


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