National Radio Centre – GB3RS

We are pleased to announce that the RSGB National Radio Centre (NRC) at Bletchley Park, will reopen on Monday 28 March. It will be open seven days per week as usual.

We were sorry to have to close the NRC last week due to a significant number of volunteers suffering from Covid and we are grateful for your support of that decision.

If you had hoped to visit last week we are sorry for any disappointment caused and we look forward to welcoming you soon.

The RSGB National Radio Centre (NRC) is usually open seven days a week.

Visitors will be encouraged to wear face masks although this will not be mandatory.

The number of people accessing the radio room will be limited and, for the time being, visiting radio amateurs will not be able to operate the GB3RS station.

The voucher system for RSGB Members to gain free admission to the NRC is now available again and you no longer need to book an arrival time at Bletchley Park.

Run by the Radio Society of Great Britain, the National Radio Centre (NRC) is a showcase for radio communications technology

The National Radio Centre provides the opportunity to discover the history and development of radio from its outset through to modern communication methods.

NRC volunteers wanted

Want to play your part at the NRC?

With over 97,000 visitors to the NRC in 2019, we are looking to recruit additional volunteers to engage with the public and give radio demonstrations.

If you’re interested in becoming an NRC volunteer you should be passionate about meeting people, feel confident explaining the hobby, as well as operating the NRC’s radio station, GB3RS.

You should be a licensed amateur, an RSGB member and be prepared to work a minimum of one (preferably two) days per month.

You will be joining a team of enthusiastic, friendly and dedicated volunteers and full training will be given.

Travel expenses are paid to volunteers living within reasonable travelling distance and NRC volunteers enjoy numerous benefits associated with volunteering at Bletchley Park.

Please email for further information.