National Radio Centre – GB3RS

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

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

Entry to the NRC is included within the general admission ticket to Bletchley Park and it is open 9.30am to 4pm in the winter and 9.30am to 5pm in the summer.

RSGB Members can gain free access by downloading a voucher from the RSGB website.

We are delighted to announce longer opening times for the NRC, starting from Monday, 2 April 2018—

  • February and March
    Open Wednesday to Sunday
  • From April onwards
    Open Wednesday to Monday (NRC will be closed on Tuesdays)
  • 17 July to 28 August 2018
    Open 7 days a week during this summer holiday period only

This increased opening will allow more visitors the opportunity to visit the NRC.

NRC volunteers wanted!

We are seeking people to join the NRC volunteer team who live within reasonable travelling distance of Bletchley Park, who are confident HF radio operators prepared to adopt the ‘house style’ of operating, and are comfortable representing amateur radio and radio communications to visiting members of the public.

If you would be interested to assist, please apply in the first instance to discuss the role to or

Alternatively, visit the NRC and speak to Martyn Baker, NRC Coordinator.

RSGB NRC Volunteers at our 2018 kick-off meeting with Steve Thomas, RSGB General Manager, seated front centre.