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“Impressive WW2 relic”

Blockhaus d'Eperlecques
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Full Day Tour of WW2 in Northern France, the Atlantic Wall ,V1 and V2 launching...
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Impressive WW2 relic”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Big old bunker with impressive bomb damage. There are some other exhibits on the way up to the bunker which are interesting plus a railway carriage from the holocaust which is disturbing.

Visited September 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2012

We came upon this by accident, having seen some road signs and being intrigued. We has some idea that it would be to do with the V1 and V2 attacks.

The entrance is a sort of enlarged shop, and seems unimpressive, but do not be put off. Once inside you walk on a wooded path for a short distance past various exhibits, some more impressive than others. There is plenty of information, both written on display boards in several languages and on audio.

Then you turn a corner and see this extraordinary, monolithic building. I have never seen anything like it, and it certainly makes you think. You can go inside-it is like a concrete cathedral inside, with a mock-up of a V2 which demonstrates the sheer scale of these things, and an informative 7 minute film available in different languages/ You can see how it was built, and how it was bombed by the Allies. I would say you should not miss this.

Visited August 2012
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66 reviews
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“Instructive but intimidating”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

We visited mid-week and the site was very quiet. As it's a huge setting and the route takes you through the landscape and then into the enormous buildings I felt that I needed to keep looking over my shoulder for ghostly Nazi's. It's certainly worth visiting and very infomative.

Visited August 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Massive bunker, but not worth the detour”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Although the site has a lot of historic interest, the museum itself does not use the potential it has - there is the bunker, there are some random vehicles and there is a V1 launch rail, but there is no story to connect them all. The audio 'tour' (loudspeakers around the museum) is not useful at all: it's just a lot of dramatic music, dramatic storytelling but no information whatsoever.

The bunker itself is massive, but hard to understand - it's 'just' a massive bunker at the moment, not a place where it's clear what was done where.

Not worth a detour, unless the massiveness of the bunker is enough for you to warrant that.

Visited August 2012
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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“Vast and informative”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

The bunker is a huge mass of concrete and it brought to life by the 5 or so excellent multi-lingual - including English - commentry points. The plans outside show what each of the areas of the bunker were used for. It would have been helpful if the areas inside also had labels identifying what the areas were used for. It would also have been excellent if there had been a genuine V2 rocket on the outdoor launch area although a realistic 3D version is inside. The place is very atmospheric and they are now rebuilding a V1 rocket launch area complete with a genuine doodlebug. well worth a visit.

Visited July 2012
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