Press Release Announcing our New Home!

Secrets of Radar Museum

Museum Announces its Relocation

London, ON – After 14 years at its original site, the Secrets of Radar Museum is on the move!

The Secrets of Radar Museum is moving and expects to reopen for the public at its new home in August, 2017. Inventory and packing are well underway, with the first stage of the move expected to occur in mid-June. The Museum is excited to enhance and re-imagine its exhibitions for the new location in a way that will make greater use of its archival and oral history collections.

Support in the form of advice, materials, and funding have been received from other local museums, the London Heritage Council, and individuals; however, relocating a museum is a big project and additional offers of assistance are welcome.

The new site is located at 2155-B Crumlin Side Rd, London, ON N5V 3Z9, which is directly adjacent to the Royal Canadian Air Force Association 427 (London) Wing and shared with the London Amateur Radio Club (LARC). The new site will make for exciting cross-programming and partnerships with the Wing, LARC, and nearby Jet Aircraft Museum.


About the Museum: During the Second World War, at the request of the British government, almost 6,000 Canadians were trained in all aspects of radar operation and loaned to the Royal Air Force (RAF). By the war’s end, thousands more had been trained and sent into every theatre of conflict. Sworn to an oath of secrecy that was not lifted until 1991, it was only recently that these men and women were able to share their experiences. Canadian radar personnel were a crucial part of the war effort. Many of these early radar veterans went on to have leadership roles in the development of radar during the Cold War and in the Canadian telecommunications industry. Our museum is dedicated to collecting and preserving their stories and remembering their important contributions. It’s no joke, radar helped win the war!

Bethany Blogs: Poké­-hunting in the Great Outdoors

So, this morning I got the best work assignment ever: Manager Maya sent me off into the wilds of the museum grounds to go Pokémon hunting. Of course, having just downloaded the app yesterday, I haven’t quite figured out how to do that yet – technology and I have a strained relationship. That being said, I did manage to suss out a few things.

  1. There are at least 3 Pokéstops in the immediate area. I now have a lot more pokeballs than I (literally) know what to do with.
  2. There is a gym next door, which is currently controlled by the red team. So, if you’ve hit at least Level 5, it’s a good location to train.
  3. There are at least 3 Pokémon to be found in the area, probably more.... and I will catch them, eventually.

Did you know that Pokémon GO tracks your position using the Global Positioning System (or GPS)? You probably did. Did you know that Radar is also used to track the position and speed of many other things, like planes, cars, and weather systems? Yes, well that’s because you’re brilliant. If you didn’t know, then you should totally come into The Secrets of Radar Museum to learn all about it.  You should come visit anyway, because it's worth it.

Bethany out.