Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Stockport Air Raid Shelters
4.5
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 - 4:00 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Mike
    Glossop, United Kingdom1,136 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wartime Tunnels
    Self guided tour around the wartime air raid tunnels in Stockport town centre. They also do a bookable longer “explorer” tour on the evening of the first Tuesday of every month. Definitely worth a visit. Takes about an hour and there is a complementary audio guide if you want.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 14, 2023
  • martianpoolwoman
    Manchester, United Kingdom126 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great value for money and fascinating
    This is an excellent attraction. It takes about 1.5 hours and is very reasonably priced. The entrance is clean and welcoming and a little shop is to the left as you enter. The staff there, Roger, was very knowledgeable and helpful. The toilet is in the building opposite. The exhibit itself is well laid out and the information boards are in a 1940s style which is an interesting touch. There is a mine of information about the area in World War 2 and it was very moving at some points. It is a very cheap morning 's activity and I shall return.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Jane S
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great value for money trip
    Great value for money trip which I’d recommend. I visited with my husband and adult son. Lovely welcoming staff throughout. Able to walk around at your own pace and audio guide gave many insights into life in the shelter and of the war.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 3, 2023
  • juniperbyjennifer
    61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Late Night Tour
    Fascinating piece of modern history that must not be missed. I am sorry to say I have lived locally for years but could never find the entrance which is infact right by Primark and the Plaza. Came on a Flecky Bennett Ghost Night Experience which is more of an historical walking tour at night and it was absolutely fascinating. The history in those tunnels and the depth and history in them is not to be missed. I’ve visited similiar sites abroad but never in the uk but for the cost of entry get down that tunnel and make a day of a visit to Stockports museums. This is a real treasure of a venue for all ages but as an adult I’d recommend a Flecky Bennett tour on a Thursday which you book direct with him! You see 2/3 more and such interesting stories
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 3, 2023
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Farwriter
London, UK134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Paul C
Stockport, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
My wife and grandson visited the air raid shelters and both said that they are really well worth a visit, amazing what exists below Stockport town centre. The Audio guide is included in the admission cost and clearly explains what life was like in the tunnels during the war. The reception staff were very helpful. We can definately recommend a visit to this historic jewel.
Written August 12, 2022
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MR.MARK
Manchester, UK728 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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mark t
Bury, UK241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Mike
Glossop, UK1,136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Self guided tour around the wartime air raid tunnels in Stockport town centre. They also do a bookable longer “explorer” tour on the evening of the first Tuesday of every month. Definitely worth a visit. Takes about an hour and there is a complementary audio guide if you want.
Written July 14, 2023
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Vance H
Manchester, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Andrea S
Lymm, UK487 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Dennis
Manchester, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Jane S
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Great value for money trip which I’d recommend. I visited with my husband and adult son. Lovely welcoming staff throughout. Able to walk around at your own pace and audio guide gave many insights into life in the shelter and of the war.
Written August 3, 2023
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