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Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

Kelvedon Hall Lane, Brentwood CM14 5TL, England
01277 364 883
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Brentwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: It was a pleasure to visit the "top secret nuclear bunker" and it really is top secret! A scary yet facinating place to tour, giving a feel of the... more »
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hornchurch,essex
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139 reviews 139 reviews
62 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

As I live near this museum, I had been meaning to visit for some time, so today I did. It certainly is a blast - no pun intended - from the past! You enter through what looks like a derelict country cottage and you are quickly transported back 60 years into a maze of corridors and rooms displaying old computers,... More

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Was seriously put off after reading some of the reviews here, but my son was very keen so we went anyway. Summary - definitely not worth the £16.50 I paid for two adults and child - overpriced for what it is, but some good laughs! Repeat of many of the negatives pointed out by others: 1) Warning signs are really... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited on a Saturday afternoon - 2 adults, 2 children, aged 4 and 8 and it kept us all entertained for over 2 hours. A bit annoying that no credit/debit card payments allowed, but luckily we had the right cash. The audio guides were great - especially the kids ones where they enjoyed following Moley. Lots of original artefacts... More

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Romney marsh kent
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting & informative. Only downside leaflet does not say no cc or dr cards. Plus staff didnt speak to us when we were honesty & no permit given for photos - so felt ripped off for being honest! Worth a visit but staff could be polite.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Interesting, plenty to see and listen to on the free audio guides. Took a couple of hours and didn't see anyone else, but it was a Thursday afternoon. The 'authentic' tannoy system announcements and beeps quickly got annoying, mainly because they drowned out the audio guide. Worth seeing but only once, could have been better with some investment.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was a cool escape for my 9 year old grandson and I during the storm laced heat wave. Self-guided with an audio tour (a little too verbose for me and lost him very quickly) there were lots of day to day items to see - and many to touch - as well as facts to glean about a nuclear... More

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very interesting place to visit especially for fans of military history. However if its ease to find is any indication of Britain's militaristic prowess, I'd be very worried.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I'd wanted to visit for a while and although not as expected it was an interesting insight into what thoughts must have been going through the establishment at the beginning of the cold war. It is somewhat creepy and the air is stale - but it is an underground bunker. Probably wouldnt go again but worth a trip while such... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Having driven past the sign for this on many occasion, my partner and I decided we would have to finally visit. What a disappointment. From the start when you pick up the handsets, that you are told repeatedly by tatty signs that you must take, it slowly gets more depressing. There is threatening signage everywhere about how you are being... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Well worth a visit - a really interesting day out if a little bit unsettling. We went on a weekday afternoon, and the bunker was deserted, which really added to the eerie atmosphere.

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