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Clifford Road Air Raid Shelter Museum

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Amazing. You'd never believe what's hidden beneath a school playground!!

Title says it all really - do go if you are ever in the area and it's open. You go in through an... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Tim K
Interesting Historical Attraction

This is a very interesting historical attraction, very well arranged and run by volunteers. Thank... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Former Air raid Shelter from World War 2 converted into a museum.
Clifford Road, Ipswich IP4 1PJ, England
+44 1473 251605
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Title says it all really - do go if you are ever in the area and it's open. You go in through an unasuming doorway and cannot really believe what you find.

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is a very interesting historical attraction, very well arranged and run by volunteers. Thank is under the school playground so does have several steps to negotiate. If you are into wartime history then I would recommend this to you. London underground with sound effects...More

Thank 120was
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I used to go to Clifford Road Primary School & was in my last year there when the hidden underground shelter was opened up. I took my children there recently & was amazed at how much work has been put in to make it such...More

Thank Clare M
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

What a little gem, this amazing museum was not rediscovered until 1989 !!! I actually went to Clifford Road School and knew nothing of this !! The museum is only open on the first weekend of the month, Sat 10-2 and Sun 1-5 as it...More

Thank Sozlovesholisays
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I took father-in-law to visit the museum and he was taken back to WW2 by the excellent exhibits. The guides showed a deep understanding of the events and were able to chat to him about local war time activities . A brilliant day out and...More

1  Thank PaulCIPswich
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous few hrs here. It's bigger than expected and full of gems. Definitely recommend although the 14 yr olds enjoyed they weren't as impressed as us oldies!

Thank Josie F
Reviewed 27 July 2016

this air raid shelter is hidden away in clifford road school and from what i can recall it is not open all the time. All the items down there are of great interest most of which i can remember as a child. well worth a...More

1  Thank ADRIAN B
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I haven't been to see the air raid shelter for years, but it is even better than I remember. It is not the biggest museum but I love the old London Underground carriage, the amazing war paraphernalia and the air raid sirens in the blackout...More

Thank foodfootballbeer
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Took my parents here having seen it advertised thought nice trip down memory lane for them. Wasn't expecting quite such a amazing place as what was actually there. Modern day pricing of places being what they are. Here was shocked at how little it cost...More

Thank 77turn
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This little museum is an eye opener for the young of today. It holds many memories for us older folk. Both my children went to Clifford Road School and the museum never failed to interest us. Somehow it even smells right. The exhibits are very...More

Thank Pi-Wacket11
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