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Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

Address: Kelvedon Hall Lane, Brentwood CM14 5TL, England
Phone Number: 01277 364 883
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Brentwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Cambridge, UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The intentionally modest exterior conceals a labrynith intended to house a 600 person regional government in the event of a nuclear attack. The subterranean location, blast doors, air filter and power systems plus the huge amount of period equipment laid out as it might have been used,really brings the place to life. (It was used for "war game" contingent exercises... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A fantastic day out! There is definitely an atmosphere throughout the bunker, that the government of the 80's has just moved out, and will be back, ready to take over at any moment.There were a whole mix of emotions on my part: interest in all the technical equipment,memories of having worked with some of it in the past. Foreboding when... More 

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Fairly easy to find, entrance was a dirt track and parking on a grassy mound. Lots of surrounding outdoor activities around the bunker. Fantastic place eerie and great for those who are interested in these types of places. It is an audio tour with a historic approach. Very good, an experience not to miss. Souvenir shop and cafe at the... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Having spoken to a friend over Christmas who said she had been recently and really enjoyed it, a few of us thought we'd go! Although the car park was pretty muddy and the paths down to the bunker were very wet and slippery when inside we were dry from the elements. We collected our wands and made our way through... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I visited the nuclear bunker with my family on January 2nd 2015, and it proved to be a very interesting and eye opening attraction. However, it has the potential to be so much better than it was, which could be achieved simply by having a few members of staff around the place, especially in the canteen although this did seem... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The person who speaks to you on the wand is informative. His casual sarcasm had the group in stitches at a few points of the tour. This is a very informative place to visit and for the price it wasn't to bad. It is obvious that the owners have put time and effort in to making it what it is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

For years I lived in Brentwood so when this Nucleur Bunker was opened to the Public I found it enormously interesting, it is an enormous facility built entirely in secret. It just goes to show what the Government thought of us, 600 of them were going to dive down there and let us plebs fry uptop. Well woth a visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. Great value for money and very interesting. I couldn't believe how big it is and what goes on under there. Definitely worth a visit!

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Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

its 15 years since i visited and there are now a lot more itemssee across the 3 floors of this bunker, its an intersting place and one that deserves to be remembered

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rochester, kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Great place to spend a few hours. Well worth a visit. Very interesting and presented with humour and enthusiasm. Quite an eye-opener really. Thoroughly recommend to anyone. Only criticism was that the tannoy announcements interrupt the excellent video programs that are scattered through the exhibition. Well worth the entrance fee.

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