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Museum, next open Sun 20 Oct 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


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.

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

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

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Thu 17 Oct 2019 Thu 11:00 16:00
Sun 20 Oct 2019 Sun 11:00 16:00
Thu 24 Oct 2019 Thu 11:00 16:00
Sun 27 Oct 2019 Sun 11:00 16:00
Sun 1 Dec 2019 Sun 11:00 16:00
Please check opening dates carefully!


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

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 27 Oct Astronomy Day



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
  • 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


  • 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