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Talk, Sun 8 Sep 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,
IP12 3BA


A talk telling the remarkable story behind the first RAF fighter pilots to be shot down during World War 2, how the incident identified problems with the Chain Home Radar system in its early days, and how Robert Watson Watt’s "Identification Friend of Foe” system was recognised as being essential to wartime RAF operations.
Talks will be held at 11:30am, 13:00pm and 14:30pm. Admission is included in entry to Bawdsey Radar.

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

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 8 Sep 2019 11:00 16:00


Adults £7
Concessions £6.50
Children 5-18 £1
Children under 5 Free

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 8 Sep Battle of Barking Creek



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

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