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York Cold War Bunker

Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
+44 1904 797935
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Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a fascinating guided tour, learn how volunteers would have played a vital role in ensuring that Britain could survive a nuclear attack. The atmospheric 1960s semi-subterranean bunker is just as it was when stood down in 1991, and the one hour guided tour is enhanced by a short film. Summer opening (25th March - October 31st): Wednesday - Sunday, plus bank holidays, between 10am and 6pm. Entrance by guided tour only, at the following times: 10:00, 11:15. 11:45, 13:00, 14:15, 15:30, 16:45.
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Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
+44 1904 797935
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I visited the York ' Cold War Bunker ' on Sat 13 Jan '18. To visit the bunker you MUST attend a Guided visit, these leave on the hour but do check opening times! Our guide was Dave, and our guide truly...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour of the Cold War bunker...wasn't sure if suitable for our 9 yr old...but was all good as he asked questions and carried on talking about the bunker later on in the day. Also, wanted to mention Jake our guide -...More

Thank Clarabear2238
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People don't always think about the Cold War and the role of the Observer Corp, but after visiting this museum, you'lll have a much clearer idea of what was feared and how it was to be responded to. The museum is part of English Heritage,...More

1  Thank chrisgraham50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very interesting tour the guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. A surprise to hear about all these precautions that were in place to protect us all from a nuclear attack (I was too young at the time to understand)

1  Thank karenmp3
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We visited on Sunday 26th November for the first hourly tour slot of the day. Found it quite easily using the sat nav, tucked away and not easy to find otherwise we thought. Our guide Dale was fantastic, just the right level of information and...More

Thank NellC
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Great tour with Jake ! Really informative about the Museum and an excellent insight to how the Cold War could of effected Yorkshire.

Thank Smityjiff
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Really interesting hidden bit of York bringing back the futility of nuclear war. Guide very knowledgeable though she spoke very quickly. My only criticism is on the website it says nothing about the fact you can only visit as part of a tour which leaves...More

Thank harrogategal
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This is only via guided tours which start on the hour every hour. But worth the wait. The tour guide was informative with the right level of wit and slightly morbid humour

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent tour. The guide was very informative and knew her subject very well. She knew the history of other bunkers. The building was so interesting to look around and our guide gave us a great insight into what it would have been like. Having worked...More

Thank Louisa W
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We found this bunker when looking on the EH app and decided it would be worth a look. The tours were hourly on the hour so we didn't have to wait long until we were taken inside and discovered all about the Cold war and...More

Thank AshA986
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20 October 2017|
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Response from Stephen R | Property representative |
It's open at the Weekend through until the start of April, at which time it will be open from Wednesday through to Sunday. Private tours can be arranged (depending on a group size of 10 or more) with more information if you... More
Ann B
3 May 2017|
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Response from Stephen R | Property representative |
There is residential parking at the Bunker and there are usually free spaces. There is also parking on the nearest road and a larger supermarket car park about 10 mins walk away. Hope to see you there!
10 January 2015|
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Response from RachaelBowers | Property representative |
Hi Kelly, Tickets are £6.60 for adults, £5.90 for concessions and £4.00 for children. EH members get in free. There is free parking outside the bunker, do be sure to check the tour times before visiting.