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Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Great place

Went with a 12 year old and he was fascinated about how people managed, it can be a little dark and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marple, United Kingdom
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Very extensive and detailed explanations.

Extensive tunnels into the hillside to accommodate at least 4,000 at a critical time. Well laid out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Carved into the natural sandstone cliffs, the intriguing network of underground tunnels offers visitors an unparalleled insight into life in wartime Britain in the 1940's. Visitors have the opportunity of learning about the experiences of local...more
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61 Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
+44 161 474 1940
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All reviews audio guide second world war war years sick bay bunk beds well worth a visit red sandstone bombing raids a real eye opener extended tour self guided small room fascinating place school trip interesting visit excellent attraction great insight
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a 12 year old and he was fascinated about how people managed, it can be a little dark and damp but a great attraction for stockport.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank themarpleman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extensive tunnels into the hillside to accommodate at least 4,000 at a critical time. Well laid out and signed, enhanced by easy to use audio handset, that responded to location to explain what was on display and optional extra related detail. Look forward to returning...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing historical trip, definitely a must visit with children and fmaily and its important to remember such histoty.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lauraadamss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The air raid shelters saved many live during the second world war, just by being there and providing a safe haven for people to go to. It was a useful place to go to when the planes were dropping their bombs.....this was a very worthy...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Gunslinger_46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled across this place by chance on a visit to Stockport. We only live 20 mins drive away and I feel this is a hidden gem. From the outside it looks very unimpressive and inconspicuous. However once inside, it takes you both metaphorically and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank babylonian_brit
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Visited with my ten year old and six year old. Paid for a visit to the shelter but mainly to meet Santa. The fairy was very good. She was great with the kids as was the elf who helped. Santa was fun and good with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve P
Reviewed 9 December 2018

My son and I visited in the afternoon. We were a little concerned as we had my 3 year old grandson with us. But he was fine. Loved being able to walk along the tunnels and into the little rooms. The descriptions are excellent.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wendygillw
Reviewed 25 November 2018

I was visiting Stockport and had an hour or so to spare so came here, a very good location next to the main shopping centre. Entrance is inexpensive: £5 for adults, £3.75 for concessions and free to accompanied children under 16. The shelters are tunnels...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 13 November 2018

I really enjoyed my visit here when I brought my Mum for Mother's Day. This wouldn't usually be my kind of thing, but I found it really quite fascinating! It was educational, interesting, and authentic. I would definitely recommend this for all ages, as the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank xxxC29xxx
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Despite having lived in Manchester all my life, and worked within 1/2 mile of these shelters, I was not aware of them until my 7 year old grand-son went on a school trip. He was so excited at what he saw that he wanted to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Kathy R
29 June 2018|
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Response from perizada2017 | Reviewed this property |
Not as far as I am aware. Telephone to enquire
Marion H
5 April 2018|
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Roy S
23 October 2017|
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Response from TraceyP648 | Reviewed this property |
HI Roy I don't recall seeing any it's on a busy road. They have school tours so there must be? best to call them. Regards Tracey.