Welcome

OPEN THURSDAYS and SUNDAYS, PLUS BANK HOLIDAY MONDAYS


11am – 4pm  (LAST ADMISSION 3pm)

 

Below is practical information to help plan your visit, opening dates, prices and how to get here.

Before you visit the Transmitter Block please read the information below:

Pre-booking is no longer essential, however, if you book your tickets in advance it will save having to queue.

Please click on the link ‘book tickets’ to buy your timed tickets.

We continue to provide hand sanitizing stations and enhanced ventilation.

Please use card payments where possible in the museum.

Dogs (except for assistance dogs), are NOT allowed inside the museum.  We do have a shady area by the picnic tables and a water bowl available.

Opening Times

Today: Open 11am - 4pm (last admission 3pm)
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Open April - November
Open 11am - 4pm (last admission 3pm)
Closed

Admission

Prices for 2024
Adults£8.00
Concessions£7.50
Children up to 18FREE
Friends of BawdseyFREE
Defence Privilege card holders£5.00

Concession rates apply to over 65's, people with disabilities (free admission for an accompanying carer) and adults receiving benefits.

Access

 

Access Statement here

Access Information here

Dog and Pet Policy here

Risk Assessment here

Sound clips x 3 in Air Filtration Room (Video Transcript)

A remarkable visitor experience

We welcome you to the conserved World War Two Transmitter Block, the world’s first RADAR Station.

  • The story of radar – stroll between interactive exhibits that bring the history of radar to life
  • Keeping the secret – introducing the people who made Bawdsey radar possible
  • Timeline wall – radar from 1935 to the present day
  • Aircraft tracking with WW2 radar – a simulation experience
  • A history of the Bawdsey Estate over the last 130 years
  • Air traffic control – a real-time illustration of the power of radar
  • Radar today – from the exploration of Saturn’s rings, to satellites and medical scanners
  • Independent research – a dedicated focus space in which you can explore our extensive technical archive
  • Enhanced car parking and picnic area

Group visits

Please ring 07821 162879 for latest update on visiting with a group.

    Online Gift Shop

    You will love our range of bespoke, exclusive gifts and souvenirs in the Transmitter Block shop and online.

    Getting Here

    Bawdsey Radar, Transmitter Block, Bawdsey, Suffolk, IP12 3BA.
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    From Woodbridge, the transmitter building is located off the B1083, one mile beyond Bawdsey village.
    There is a seasonal foot ferry, including cycles, from Felixstowe Ferry to Bawdsey Quay. Please contact the Ferry Company for timetable information, tel 07709 411511. The Transmitter Block is about one mile from Bawdsey Quay along the B1083, Ferry Road.
    There is no access to the Transmitter Block via PGL at Bawdsey Manor.