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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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Secret Bunker

Great piece of nostalgia, fascinating insight into the group that would be saved in the event of a nuclear war and how they would organise and lead any survivors. You can watch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
June946
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was very interesting. My 4yr old didn't find it boring. It's huge be prepared for a good walk around but it smells very dusty lol Loved it. But I would never eat at there cafe again. Food was Awful. Over cooked, fatty (burger) and there vinegar was off. Had to get kids meals again. After that. It completely put me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great piece of nostalgia, fascinating insight into the group that would be saved in the event of a nuclear war and how they would organise and lead any survivors. You can watch the propaganda film that we watched as children on how to survive the blast by taking doors off and hiding behind them!! Well worth a visit even has... More 

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Thank June946
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Especially good if the zombies rise up...Well worth a visit. Not far from Brentwood High Street. A bit cool in the winter but interesting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker is one of those fascinating historical relics that has masses of potential but is sorely in need of being taken over by new management. The nuclear bunker is essentially a hardened office block buried in to a hillside. It's quite large and was designed to accommodate up to 600 people for 3 months with... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoyed the atmosphere and the thought of people actually living there for any length of time. Handsets were not brilliant,ours kept packing up. Not sure about honesty boxes and having to pay to take photos though. Would have preferred to have people on hand to answer any questions we had. Needs a good tidy up and a lot of talc..... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes it is interesting but don't expect too much. Visiting this place feels like illegal Urban Exploration of abandoned building except here you are paying for the pleasure and have information wands! This has it's own "so bad, it's good" type of appeal! The novelty of wandering around such a massive underground structure makes it bearable if you are very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having decided to go, arrived and found a large parking area, make your way to the entrance and pick up your hand held guide. This is a very interesting place with a lot of history. I would have given it 5 stars, but could do with a tidy up, they are decorating areas, so will come back next year to... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is well worth the £7 entrance ( well exit, you pay in a honesty box on leaving ) fee and I am in two minds if the old fashioned and down at heel feel was a plus or a minus ,I don't think anything has been up dated in 15 years and it lacks a single interactive display it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance was a little hard to find with it being just a farm house looking structure. There is abit of a strange set up with no staff present just signs saying we are watching you. The bunker itself could do with some TLC but there is some great stuff there. I would recommend a visit, strange and creepy but... More 

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Harleston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got home having taken 15yr old son + two of his friends to the nuclear bunker. Mrs CJS52 asked if it was an interesting visit and - yes it was. But I'm in my mid 50s and knew a fair bit about the subject to begin with. So my imagination + layout of the bunker = interesting visit. The three... More 

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