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Clifford Road Air Raid Shelter Museum
Ranked #29 of 114 things to do in Ipswich
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Owner description: Former Air raid Shelter from World War 2 converted into a museum.
Reviewed May 11, 2012

We have visited the Air Raid Shelter Museum again recently. My elder son (12) wanted to know what his younger brother found so interesting. He can now see what the interest is in this unusual attraction. It also helped him understand some of the things he is learning at school.
The staff are very helpful and can offer their own stories and memories..... is really is "living history".
Great for a quick trip out even on a raining day.

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

Lovely little place in an unusual setting. Compact (as you'd expect) but very interesting.

Thank ClanCat
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

An outstanding experience of life in an underground air raid shelter

Thank Mike O
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Reviewed December 31, 2011

Take a look at their website to see when they are open. It's well worth a visit. Adults will be surprised at what is included in the collections and exhibits. Children will enjoy exploring what's in the tunnels.

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed July 30, 2011

This attraction is a hidden gem and definitely worth a visit if you are visiting or live in Ipswich. This abandoned air raid shelter below a school was discovered by workmen when they dug a pond in the wrong place. Since it's discovery it has been taken on by an enthusiastic group of volunteers who have filled different sections of the shelter with items from the Second World War period, simulated what the shelter would have been like when it was open and installed a simulation of an Underground Train. We were assisted around the exhibition by a guide familiar with the local history. Almost all of the guides were dressed in period costume, one even posing as a train conductor. All were very happy to share their wartime experiences with us. If you are visiting it is worth wrapping up warm as the shelter was fairly cold when we visited on a sunny spring day. Check the opening times on the website because the shelter is not open too often due to it's location with access via a school playground! The entry fee was modest and there is a small gift shop too.

5  Thank adventurer-susie
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