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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 18 October 2017

In The History Boys by Alan Bennett, the character Irwin says "There is no place so remote as the recent past". It's hard to imagine that the intended use of this building, and the technology in it, is so recent. The tour was exceptionally well...More

1  Thank shapeofdolls
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the bunker on a Sunday morning and arrived for the first tour of the day at 10am. Luckily enough we were the only ones there and so had a private tour! It was really interesting and the guide was extremely knowledgeable. It is...More

1  Thank CharlieS-I-E
Reviewed 17 October 2017

My husband and myself visited on our way to a holiday cottage nearby. We aimed for the 1-O-clock tour but were early by 45 minutes. We parked on the main road that the bunker's road is off and bobbed into the pub right next door...More

4  Thank TheBrandts
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

What an experience. Shocking, exciting, scary in equal measures. To think this was operational during the Cold War and manned by brave men and women volunteers in claustrophobic shelter. Don’t miss one of the world first computers it has a name and now is a...More

Thank yvonnea508
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This is a really interesting facility that provides an insight into the lives of the men and women manning the post, there duties and responsibilities. The bunker has been restored to pristine condition with equipment and rooms that were previously highly classified! The tour guide...More

1  Thank Jack A
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Having wanted to visit this place for years I was so glad we got around to it on a recent break. The bunker itself is a little off the beaten track being outside the city centre and it's also not very well advertised which is...More

1  Thank Jako117
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is a little outside of York but worth the time to visit. It's a guided tour only (held on the hour) and takes just one hour. (Try to time your arrival near the start of the tour or you will be waiting outside.) The...More

1  Thank GottaLottaMiles
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This was well worth the visit....... totally different to the ruins for which English Heritage are renowned! The admission includes a one hour guided tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable: told us all about the background history and the daily operations within its walls. He...More

Thank John Stewart L
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is an absolute gem. A must-do in York for anyone fascinated by history, technology, espionage or local history.Had no idea what to expect. Our guide was brilliant- very knowledgable, passionate and brought the place to life. We were completely intrigued by the sacrifice of...More

Thank JulesLew2014
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended. Very knowledgeable friendly guide. Even if your not into military history etc it's well worth seeking out. Also excellent value

Thank Martyn B
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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.