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Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

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Address: Kelvedon Hall Lane, Brentwood CM14 5TL, England
Phone Number: 01277 364 883

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Should be great but......

We had planned to visit on Sunday 1st Mar, but the website said it was closed for filming that day so we went on Fri 27th Feb instead. All was OK until we got to the map room... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had planned to visit on Sunday 1st Mar, but the website said it was closed for filming that day so we went on Fri 27th Feb instead. All was OK until we got to the map room, which is an important part of the tour, as I entered some equipment fell on top of me, at least it wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I cannot honestly say that I actually "enjoyed" my visit, but I did totally "experience" it as it was eerie from the very moment I walked in through the entrance tunnel. But I did find the bunker totally fascinating and intriguing. It was like walking back in time - at the end, I felt as if I was escaping to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I know little about the Cold War and so decided to pay a visit to Kelvedon Hatch to see for myself the nuclear bunker. The entrance was through an innocuous looking cottage, but behind this facade was an amazing fortress against nuclear attack. The displays and artefacts took you back to the time when nuclear war between Russia and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

the bunker it self is not bad and worth a visit but can take a long time to go round , nice walks around the grounds and other ( paid for ) activities are available ( rope runners and an airsoft site ore on the grounds ) best to go when one of the events or military shows ( like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Really surprised by how much we enjoyed our visit. The bunker was eerie but good, very good! I bet the paranormal nights are awesome two! Finished our visit with a bacon roll in the canteen which was much needed & tasted fab. Hope to visit again soon. Pete & Trevor

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Cambridge, UK
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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 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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