National Radio Centre – GB3RS

The RSGB is pleased to announce the National Radio Centre reopened on Friday, 28 May 2021
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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.

The NRC will be open six days a week but closed on Wednesdays—we hope to resume seven days a week opening in the near future.

The NRC is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Opening times

09.30 – 16.00
09.30 – 17.00

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.