Musee de Radar, Douvres-la-Delivrande

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Learn about the development and use of radar technology and its vital role in World War II at Musee de Radar, housed in a wartime German radar station. Visit the museum and explore its two refurbished underground bunkers, which display information about the station's capabilities and role and offer a glimpse into the daily life of the men who operated it. Displays allow you to follow the advancement and evolution of radar during the war and learn about its use by watching the short film. Afterward, head outside to see the preserved pieces of radar hardware and dishes. Outside, be sure to visit the crowning centerpiece of the facility: the Wurzburg-Riese radar dish, 8 m (26 ft) in diameter and one of very few left in the world. Plan your visit to Musee de Radar and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Douvres-la-Delivrande day trip tool .
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  • For the entry of €5.50, I would have expected more. Has phone that needs but data volume while a guide and does not work underground. The film lasts 40 minutes and losing access to the same takes as long. Not recommended
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  • resident of Dover, I had the opportunity to visit this site to friends Tourangeaux, in August. interesting stories of people Douvraises who experienced this war, we have made the visit in 1 h 30, predict rather 2 hours or more for hardware enthusiasts. It is a radar Museum, so it stands out other museums in the area.
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  • Has relevant historical artifacts in their original setting. Particularly worth visiting if you have an interest in technology. Unlikely ever to be crowded.  more »
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  • Looks interesting but limited opening during 4 months of the year. Closed for our visit
  • Small museum. You follow a dirt path around to different bunkers. There are several different radar dishes around.
  • Somehow for me the point in this Museum is missing. Radars are from all times, not only WW2. Most dont even have a sign explaining from which time or nation they are. No info on how the single units worked as well. Most of the bunkers cannot be entered. In the main room the subtitles off the video were missing in the exact moment the radar site was mentioned. On the map always the same lights went on, no matter which buttons you were pressing in the german side. The big Würzburg-Radar in the middle is the only thing special. But even there: You cannot enter it. It just has a tiny sign with 2-3 lines of text in which the name is written wrong and the range the radar can cover is wrong ( obv. the info was taken from one of the smaller Würzburg versions, the one standing there is the big version with a range off 70km). Conclusion : Exhibition seems unfinished and there is no real subject that the Museum can cover. Dissapointing - if you are nearby have a look at the Würzburg Radar from the outside and go on ...
  • You can walk around it in about an hour or take a tour that takes nearly 90mins. It's really interesting to see the inside of a bunker and learn about why the landings were so successful.
  • Great detail and history with maps and photo's, plus large background into radar technology.

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