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Stockport Air Raid Shelters

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Address: Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
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Well worth the visit

I had been to the shelters some years ago but I had not remembered them as so interesting - I think they have been revamped recently. Certainly I found the whole experience well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I had been to the shelters some years ago but I had not remembered them as so interesting - I think they have been revamped recently. Certainly I found the whole experience well worth while - the audio guide is excellent - not too long to be boring but with enough information to be informative - including memories from people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I remember coming here with my when I was in Year 6. It was so educational and I remember everything so clearly. It's not something you'd forget! I was so frightened as I was only 10. It just shocked me that so many people on the World Wars could fit down these tiny passages. I absolutely loved it here and... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Probably one of the best kept secrets of Greater Manchester, these tunnels were where the people of StocKport would shelter while the Luftwaffe bombed Manchester and Stockport in Blitz. It was amazing how life in these tunnels mirrorEd the life they had outside. The most poignant experience is when they turn out the lights. This is one attraction that will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Having lived in Stockport all my life, I had never been to the air raid shelters. My daughter had been on a school trip & really enjoyed the experience, so I took my three children along in the summer holidays. We LOVED it. The staff were fabulous, friendly and knowledgeable. We did a self-guided tour with an audio-guide you wore... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I suppose that a series of tunnels created to provide shelter during the blitz is just that and interesting to see but not much of a museum experience, We were pleased to have visited but not the most amazing or entertaining experience

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the afternoon I spent with the kids at the air raid shelter in Stockport. It is not an expensive outing and you can get an offer on entry to various days out in Stockport. It is not a big space, but there is plenty to keep the kids occupied. The handsets used on the tour are interesting, describing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Really interesting and good to be able to go into the air raid shelters and see what conditions would have been like for those sheltering from the bombing in central Stockport during the war. Glad I wasn't birn in those days and didn't have to suffer like the people who were around then must have suffered. I'd recommend anyone to... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We were lucky enough to join the free tour and it was excellent. The lady who took us round was full of interesting information and she made it great fun for all ages. I would definitely recommend this tour to young and old alike.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Me and my partner were stuck for something to do on a Sunday so decided to pay Stockport air raid shelter a visit. We found it really interesting and a good way to spend approx 1 1/2 hours. You are given an audio guide and can say I listened to everything all the way round as it was fascinating and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We took a large group of young people from church and they all enjoyed the experience especially when the lights were turned of to experience total darkness. We booked in advance and the staff were well prepared and the war stories were brilliant. An experience not to be missed.

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