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York Cold War Bunker

Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
+44 1904 797935
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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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Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
+44 1904 797935
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Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Myself and my mum visited the cold war bunker today and I have to say it was my favourite attraction of the day! It was worth every penny! Jake was our tour guide and he was brilliant with a great sense of humour! He made...More

Thank akkp90
Reviewed September 24, 2016

Lived near here foe 18 yrs and yet it was thought by locals to be a water tower. Chilling insight into history of Cold War . Excellent history lesson for teenagers

Thank Parkparty2014
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Thank you to the guide, Emily, who provided a very interesting tour of the bunker, giving a real insight as to what life may have been like if somebody, somewhere had pressed "The" button... It really was just as it was left, back in 1991,...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Intresting place to visit , Quite an eerie experience when you think what it's purpose was , especially if you remember the paranoia around nuclear war in the 80's . Just to add , this place is giuded tours only and at set times ,...More

Thank Gary R
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

One of those amazing finds on google maps. I had never heard of it along with our friends from York so they were happy to come along. It blew us away that this existed from 1961 to 1992 in relative secrecy and operated by mostly...More

Thank SueCocker
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Was a fascinating morning as we were shown around the bunker by Emily. She was really knowledgeable and both staff members very welcoming. I would highly recommend a visit. I have visited a few bunkers but this was my first time at an ROC base...More

Thank Prince0fCats
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

An unusual but fascinating gem in English Heritage's portfolio. The York cold war bunker is an excellently preserved example of a network of nuclear fallout investigation posts. The visits are done by guided tour only and includes a video on the cold war and a...More

Thank sam_k_wilkinson1
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Although this may seem like a rather macabre thing to do, I'd urge everyone to do this visit. The tour guide was extremely friendly and informative but the whole thing came across as a little 'dads armyish'. Still, I'm very grateful that there were volunteers...More

Thank Lynda M
EmilyAPaul, Manager at York Cold War Bunker, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2016

Many thanks for your review and encouraging people to visit us. We were indeed fortunate to have volunteers who were prepared to monitor what was going on in the event of an attack. Fortunately it never happened but we are open to educate and inform...More

Reviewed September 15, 2016

If you're all Castled and ruined Abbey'd out, this is a really interesting place to visit, ( If you have an interest in the Cold War or not ) Very informative and slightly scarey to think what it was like. Happily I grew up in...More

Thank Debra2267
EmilyAPaul, Manager at York Cold War Bunker, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2016

We are definitely a bit different from many English Heritage sites (having a roof helps on a rainy day!!) I shall pass on your positive comments to Jake as it always makes him happy to know he is doing a good job. Excellent advice to...More

Reviewed September 14, 2016

This is now owned by the English Heritage - so if you are visiting a number of castles and abbeys you may want to buy the visitor membership for 7 - 13 days or so. This site is only open certain days of the week...More

1  Thank StellaHobo
EmilyAPaul, Manager at York Cold War Bunker, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2016

Many thanks for taking the time to write an informative and positive review. English Heritage do offer a 9 day or 16 day overseas visitors pass but we also offer annual membership which is definitely worth it for people who visit our sites regularly. Excellent...More

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Ann B
Can one park there?
May 3, 2017|
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Response from | Property representative |
There is residential parking at the Bunker and there are usually free spaces. There is also parking on the nearest road and a larger supermarket car park about 10 mins walk away. Hope to see you there!
What are the entrance fees. Is there parking on site.
January 10, 2015|
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Response from RachaelBowers | Property representative |
Hi Kelly, Tickets are £6.60 for adults, £5.90 for concessions and £4.00 for children. EH members get in free. There is free parking outside the bunker, do be sure to check the tour times before visiting.