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Historical Event, Sun 22 Sep 2019, free entry

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

Address

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

Details

To celebrate the 25th year of Heritage Open Days the Transmitter Block will be open 11am-4pm (last admission 3:30pm) for no admission charge. Explore the National Lottery Heritage Funded exhibition and learn more about the story of radar and its development in Suffolk before the Second World War.
Children can try their hand at the Boffin Trail (adults are of course to try on a lab coat too) while they explore the history of the Transmitter Block.

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

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 22 Sep 2019 11:00 16:00

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 22 Sep Heritage Open Day
Sun 29 Sep Secrets and Spies

Location

Directions

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

Facilities

  • 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
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

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

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • 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