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Address: Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 797935
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Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a...

Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a fascinating guided tour, learn how volunteers would have played a vital role in ensuring that Britain could survive a nuclear attack. The atmospheric 1960s semi-subterranean bunker is just as it was when stood down in 1991, and the one hour guided tour is enhanced by a short film. Summer opening (25th March - October 31st): Wednesday - Sunday, plus bank holidays, between 10am and 6pm. Entrance by guided tour only, at the following times: 10:00, 11:15. 11:45, 13:00, 14:15, 15:30, 16:45.

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We were interested in visiting a place of interest in a housing estate,we had been before but it was closed,do look at the web page for openings,the guide Jake really helped make... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were interested in visiting a place of interest in a housing estate,we had been before but it was closed,do look at the web page for openings,the guide Jake really helped make the visit, enjoys his job very informative with touches of humour,a 10 minute film of what could have been,with a H&S on site review thrown in,we enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful tour with Jake, he was informative and lively and was evidently knowledgeable and proud of what he is doing. The tour took about an hour, with a 10 min video screening. Do note that you will have to check when the tour timings are, since it is not open except for weekends and there are specific timings that you... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem. Quite an adventure to find the place but well worth it. Had a long walk from the train station but google maps helped YO 244HT .Excellent tour guide Emily. Amazing history. Kids should see this place and appreciate the feelings and concerns at the time. Who knew Radio 4 was the emergency station for major... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have an interest in history and going here just inspired me to look more into the past. Wonderful place, I'd only go for a few hours though and it's quite pricey to get in, free with an English Heritage card though.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited on Saturday and had a a tour to myself. Lawrence was my guide and was very knowledgeable about the bunker and the history

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour of York Cold War Bunker by the very lovely Emily today was fantastic! Many thanks for your input & enthusiasm for the bunker, really brought it all to life. Keep up the good work!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent guided tour by Emily; very informative and engaging. The hour long tour describes the purpose and operation of the bunker and the steps the country took to preserve life by monitoring any nuclear blasts and the fallout. Space is fairly tight within the bunker but comfortable for small groups. Our group consisted of eight people which was fine. The... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant tour of the bunker by Jake, who was very knowledgable well versed on all aspects of the bunker. Delivered in a professional and fun way! Would recommend everyone sees this at some point, just to try and understand the scale of the fear of nuclear war, but also the duties that the volunteers were ready to carry out to... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Interesting recent (Cold War) piece of history. The bunker was staffed for exercises during the cold was when we "expected" to be nuclear bombed. Very basic living quarters and itchy woolen uniforms. Worth a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Guided tour to explain how and why the Cold War bunker was built. How it was hoped it would be used and how it would monitor the aftermath of a nuclear bomb dropped on Britain. The film and tour was interesting, informative and very, very scary!

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