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York Cold War Bunker

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Address: Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
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+44 1904 797935
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Interesting, local history delivered wonderfully by guides

Dale was our guide and although he was new to the guide role at the bunker, he was a genuine and entertaining chap, and adopted a blended approach to delivering the information... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dale was our guide and although he was new to the guide role at the bunker, he was a genuine and entertaining chap, and adopted a blended approach to delivering the information that appealed to young and old. Its 1-1.25 hour tour that is packed with insightful information. I've lived in York for over a decade and never knew the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hidden away just outside the city deep underground is part of history, that thank fully was never needed but it gives an insight into how a disaster would have been managed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great attraction to visit. It's all done on guided tours so it's worth checking out what time the tours run, but it's pretty much every half hour and takes about an hour or just over. They start you off with a 10 minute video that sets the scene of the cold war, the detestation of nuclear weapons... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Educated and engaging tour guide. Fascinating surroundings. Really good value for money too. Recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be put off by the outside appearance. We arrived on a bleak Sunday morning to find a green concrete slab of a building surrounded by security fencing in the middle of a housing estate. Once inside the history was brought alive by our guide Jake. He made the visit so interesting with humour and abundant facts. Anyone interested in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place to learn about our recent history, a must place to take older kids, excellent staff .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were dropping a relative off at York station so having just joined English Heritage we thought we'd find somewhere to visit on the way back, arrived too late for the 10am tour and had a 40 minute wait for the next one so made the most of having a camper and had a hot drink in the (free) car... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 3 children to the bunker and apart from the youngest(5) the other 2 loved it! Very friendly staff too, and would highly recommend. Find out the tours time first though as we had to wait 30 minutes for next tour. But definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide Jake was excellent in his delivery of the whole tour, it was amazing through his words that I learnt even though how insignificant their jobs might have seemed back then, it held so much history in it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A 5 minute drive from the centre of York, allocated times. We just turned up (out of season) but suggest you book during busier months. The guided tour lasted just over an hour, very interesting and well presented. Essentially its a cold war bunker, built to detect nuclear fallout in case of threats from you know who. It was manned... More 

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