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“Food for Thought”

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Nantwich
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Discover the secret world of nuclear government. For over 50 years this vast underground complex, remained secret, hidden on the outskirts of a sleepy Cheshire town. Declassified in 1993, the 35,000 sq ft underground bunker would have been the centre of Regional Government had nuclear war broken out. The bunker today offers a warm welcome to anyone looking for a totally different day out.
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Extremely well presented, a clear route to follow, plenty to see and read. It gave a frightening insight to the work that goes on behind the scenes. Well worth a visit, but wear warm clothes!

Thank davidandkerry
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Good fun - and a nice cuppa tea too. Takes you straight back to the 60's when we were living under the shadow of the nuclear bomb! A bit scary, but I suppose that's part of the attraction.
Despite being a secret it's easy to find!

Thank John-boyUK
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

If the days of thermonuclear war hold some strange fascination for you, and you want to have a look at how serious those days were taken, make your way here. It's smack dab in the middle of nearly nowhere, but signed to help you find it, just a few minutes outside of Nantwich. Want to know what an atomic bomb looks like? Theres some examples, plus all the underground accoutrements to maintain mutually assured destruction! Many interesting displays and models as well...adults and older kids are probably the best choices for visitors, unless your little kid secretly wants to start a war, and wants to see what he'll need.

Thank Henry1942
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

The bunker is a 'must see' if you have an interest in the 'Cold War'. Lots to see in this underground labarynth. However make sure you take a warm jacket as it is very cold and damp inside. There is also a very musty smell and some of the exibits are starting to show the effects of the cold and damp environment with mold growing on uniforms and fabrics.
When we visited on Sunday 24th February the staff we really friendy and helpfull. Is it worth £7.50 per person? Well yes, I believe it is.

1  Thank Paul H
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HackGreenBunker, Manager at Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Hello Paul H,

Thank you for your review! I'm glad that you enjoyed your trip. I just wanted to address your concerns about the effects of cold and damp in the bunker. Unfortunately over the winter we had three floods downstairs. The last was quite substantial, you can see pictures on our Facebook page. As a result the bunker is very humid, about 70% downstairs! Subterranean structures are notoriously difficult to dry out and between that and some pretty cold weather the bunker is starting to suffer a bit. We are on top of the problem though and between now and the summer we are working hard to reclaim what the damp has been trying to take.

You are quite right about the cold. It is very cold in the winter and we do encourage guests to bring a warm coat. It all adds to the cold war experience!

We hope you come back soon.

Kind Regards,

Lucy Siebert
Museum Director

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We took our 11-year-old grandson and 8-year-old grand-daughter to Hack Green at February half-term, when it was freezing cold, and found it very interesting.

Just two points:

1) It is very cold inside, so wrap up well and treat it almost as an "outdoor" attraction.
2) If you have children, beware of the film showing in the cinema. It is actually the outstanding but controversial TV docu-drama "The War Game", which was banned for years as being too disturbing to show to the population of the country. It is shot as cinema-verité and while my husband and I found it fascinating, we didn't realise that our 11-yr-old grandson didn't understand it was a enactment. He thought it was a documentary showing real people having their eyeballs liquefied, etc., and was very scared indeed. We suddenly noticed that he had walked out and was in the corridor (he was originally sitting behind us). Interestingly, his little sister - who we kept checking with - wasn't bothered at all. He was too upset to look at the rest of the rooms on display and we were cross with ourselves. It required quite a lot of TLC to get him right again.

1  Thank Anne L
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