Westminster Ponds

We're Moving !

You've heard the rumours and seen the posts on Facebook...

Well, it's true:

we're on the move!

That's right, the rumours are true, Secrets of Radar Museum is relocating.  We can't give give you the details, yet, as the paperwork hasn't been signed, but we're pretty sure you'll understand our excitement.  You can expect an announcement soon.

As was reported in our last newsletter, the Western Counties property, our home for 14 years, is changing ownership.  Unfortunately, the age of the buildings means that in order for the new owners to upgrade, everything has to be removed to clear out asbestos and address long-standing structural problems.  While we're sad to leave our idyllic location by the Westminster Ponds, we're happy to say that the new owners have great plans to restore and re-purpose the buildings. 

And we're even more excited about the plans for our new home!

Three great ways to help us out:

Moving is hard enough, but moving a whole museum (even a little one like ours) is a really big job!

  • Volunteer to inventory and/or pack artefacts

  • Donate packing supplies (bubble wrap, packing foam, plastic totes, packing tape)

  • Donate money to help us re-imagine our exhibits in our new home!


The museum's final day open to the public is May 13, 10AM-4PM.
Inventory and packing will occur throughout the month of May.  The collection will be moved early June with the museum re-opening at its new site mid-summer.

Contact us to volunteer !

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.