Stockport Air Raid Shelters

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Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Stockport Air Raid Shelters
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Carved into the natural sandstone cliffs, the intriguing network of underground tunnels offers visitors an unparalleled insight into life in wartime Britain in the 1940's. Visitors have the opportunity of learning about the experiences of local people during the war from the displays in the tunnels and from the state-of -the-art audio-guides and to find mementos of the 1940's in our shop.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Farwriter
London, UK66 contributions
Sep 2021
Hidden underground, an amazing network of tunnels cut into the sandstone under Stockport town centre. There is an audio guide included in the extremely reasonable entrance price (£5 for adults and £3.75 for concessions). This gave information about how the tunnels were used, as well as extracts from newspaper articles or people's memories of using the tunnels as air raid shelters during the war. There are recreations of the sick bay, dormitories, kitchen, toilets etc - all very atmospheric and well worth a visit.
Written October 4, 2021
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Gareth W
Salford, UK12 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Wow, never knew this place existed and now I am glad I do! The tour/walk only takes about 30 mins but for £5 for adults and my daughter under 16 for free, it truly is a bargain in today’s rip off Britain. Bravo to Stockport and all the staff looking after the shelters, we were very impressed. 10/10
Written August 8, 2021
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Peter H
Greater Manchester, UK541 contributions
Jan 2020
Our second visit in a relatively short time but this time under the watchful eye of the master guide and showman Flecky Bennett. This took took place after hours and we explored an extra 2 miles of tunnels not usually open to the general public. Once you move away from the carefully presented public areas things start to get real and everything looks untouched since the end of the war. Most of our tour was completed in total darkness which added to the drama and general spookiness of the place. The accompanying tales provided by our host with his wicked sense of humour and penchant for the dramatic made this a real night to remember. We were really pleased to come back and cannot recommend Flecky highly enough.
Written January 20, 2020
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mark t
Bury, UK196 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Been wanting to go for ages and finally booked for the weekend just gone. Me and my wife loved it. It costs £5 each and roughly takes about 45 minutes to go through. It was very informative all the way through the tunnels. If in Stockport., this is a must to see.
Written July 25, 2021
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MR.MARK
Manchester, UK504 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
If you’re looking for a fun day out look no further than this. Set in the heart of Stockport just down from the taxi rank this visit is not just something to do with the children it’s also educational. It’s £5 per adult and children are free so if you’re on a budget if perfect so give it a try and see what Stockport was like decades ago. Enjoy and at the same time support your local community.
Written August 6, 2020
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Andrea S
Lymm, UK482 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Took us about 30 mins to go around the tunnels with the girls. You could instantly feel how stressful it would have been to have thousands of people in the tunnels and realise how many lives they saved during the war. Great original artifacts and the toilets were eye opening!
Written August 29, 2020
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Vance H
Manchester, UK24 contributions
Mar 2020
I can not believe that this place was here and after all theses years I find out. what can I say it is a great place to go I took my 9 year old daughter with me ,it is such a humbling place to be. to think of the thousands of people who have gone through this place is so truly amazing. you get a little box to point at the walls in certain places and it gives you audio information back. you can smell the history whilst inside. we all wanted it to last much longer. we walked slowly it took about one hour. if you have never been before I think you should give it a try especially if you have a child doing a project for school. we will be going again for sure.
Written March 15, 2020
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Dennis
Manchester, UK8 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Been twice now with two lots grandchildren each time. Excellent great value for money great setting staff are brilliant. Adults love it just as much s the chikdren definitely worth a visit. We have two more grandchildren who will just at the right age to enjoy this this year.
Written February 17, 2020
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vickie s
Stockport, UK12 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
This is a great place to learn about history and what it actually was like during the war. I came here with my Autistic daughter and she liked it. The only down side was the talker things we had. They was very quiet, my hearing isn't the best and it isn't bad but I struggled to hear it properly. But for what it is, it's a good day out and the information you can read is really good. It is certainly worth a visit. :)
Written January 19, 2020
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Big K
22 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
I have lived near Stockport for 22 years and have never been here before as my son hated the dark when he was younger . I found it not claustrophobic due to well lit tunnels and quite well proportioned. Going underground takes a bit of getting used to as it is so quiet . Also the speaker wasnt on but we heard crackle from it . It is hard to believe people came from all over stockport and Manchester to come here. Our guide was brilliant in her role and was informative . I will be going back again with my parents .
Written February 8, 2020
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Stockport Air Raid Shelters is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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