Bawdsey Radar Museum wins top museum award
The team of volunteers who run this museum are delighted to have won the Suffolk Small Museum of the Year award for 2019. Some of the winning comments included noting that the museum has seen a…
One last chance to visit the Transmitter Block this season
Although the museum closed at the end of October, there’s another chance to visit in December to celebrate both #Thanks to You to National Lottery Players and Museum Shop Sunday. This year is the 25th birthday…
You could see Venus in daylight!
Visitors with the help of the Orwell Astronomical Society, were able to view Venus in daylight. The group set up their equipment outside the Transmitter Block, with ideal sunny conditions. The telescopes in use permitted looking…
Michael Portillo and his Bradshaw Guide visits Transmitter Block
Despite very wet weather Michael Portillo, complete with his trusty Bradshaw Guide visited the Transmitter Block. His visit was being filmed for an episode to be shown in the new series of the BBC’s Great British…
Heritage Open Day 2019
Bawdsey Radar is taking part in the 2019 Heritage Open Days Festival on Sunday 22nd September. This is the 25th year of the event, which gives free admission to visitors. The story of how operational radar…
New Souvenir Guidebook published
Our new ‘keepsake’ Guidebook telling the story of RADAR development is now available at the Transmitter Block.
We are open Wednesdays!!
During July, August and September there will also be the opportunity to visit the Transmitter Block on Wednesdays, 11am – 4pm. Admission charges as for Thursdays and Sundays.
Was Britain’s greatest secret compromised ?
Film company Rapid Pictures Ltd have recently been filming at Bawdsey. Dr Phil Judkins, Radar Historian was interviewed in the Transmitter Block giving an insight into The Zeppelin spy trip. The Zeppelin spy trip ( prior…
Wartburg, Lada, Trabant vehicles at the Block
Bawdsey Radar played host to a group of ‘cold war’ Eastern European car enthusiasts, some of whom had driven their vehicles over from Germany and The Netherlands. This group tour different areas of the UK each…
Salford University Professor visits Bawdsey Radar
A recent visitor to Bawdsey Radar was Professor Nigel Linge, Professor of Telecommunications at Salford University. He was in the county to give a lecture entitled ‘The Evolution of the Communications Satellite’ at the University of…