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Bawdsey Radar Museum

Transmitter Block, Bawdsey, IP12 3BA. Suffolk

Extra Details

At Bawdsey they offer a range of activities for school groups depending on the age and focus of the group. They have a range of History based activities looking at the significance of Radar and its impact in the Battle of Britain as well as a more general look at wartime Britain. They also provide more STEM-based activities looking at the scientific nature of the discoveries and their lasting impact up to the present day. These are workshop activities designed and led by experienced teachers. They can also provide bespoke tours of the museum to meet more specific needs and can visit schools to deliver talks and assemblies. They also have a range of non-subject specific workshops including their Spy School, which provides an introduction to Codes and Cyphers, and a Mystery Activity designed around the highly secret nature of the work undertaken at Bawdsey and the appearance of a Zeppelin spying on Bawdsey in August 1939.

The cost per student is £4.50 for workshop activities and staff go free on a basis of 1-5.

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Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 7-11 ZIP 12.31MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 11-14 ZIP 12.31MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 7-11 ZIP 12.2MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 11-14 ZIP 12.2MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
People & the Planet Content 7-11 ZIP 12.16MB Download
People & the Planet Content 11-14 ZIP 12.16MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

Venue Details



Transmitter Block, Bawdsey
IP12 3BA. Suffolk

Opening Hours

Thursday and Sunday, 11am-4pm.