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Stockport Air Raid Shelters

61 Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
+44 161 474 1940
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We entered at 3pm and as we knew it was closing at 5 we asked if we had enough time, we were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ellesse O
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Brilliant

Fantastic museum. You get a lot for a very small admission price. Great for both adults and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Natalie D
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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 people during the war from the displays in the tunnels and from the state-of -the-art audio-guides and to find mementos of the 1940's in our shop.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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61 Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
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+44 161 474 1940
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"audio guide"
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"war years"
in 11 reviews
"second world war"
in 18 reviews
"well worth a visit"
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"sick bay"
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"bunk beds"
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"red sandstone"
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"self guided"
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"a real eye opener"
in 5 reviews
"bombing raids"
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"family tour"
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"own pace"
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"fascinating place"
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"paying adult"
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"interesting experience"
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"school trip"
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"excellent attraction"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We entered at 3pm and as we knew it was closing at 5 we asked if we had enough time, we were reassured that it would take half an hour to an hour max if we were taking our time listening to all of the...More

Thank Ellesse O
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic museum. You get a lot for a very small admission price. Great for both adults and children!!

Thank Natalie D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here with my Daughter it is a very welcoming place lots of information and the staff have time to speak to you and the stories on the Audio Guide gives you some ideas of what our forebears went through would Highley recommend

Thank Pauline J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth stopping here, pleasant folks, interesting facts. Note, bring a coverup or jacket as it is quite chilly and damp inside the shelter.

Thank grammy137
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I lived on the outskirts of London in the last year of the Second World War. We had our own Morrison shelter but we did use shelters if we were out of the house. Stockport is contained within sandstone cliffs in the town centre. The...More

Thank UkMalcolmB
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hidden gem, really interesting site with knowledge guides who bring the place to life and the best bit is it is local history that your family members may have used. We went with the children and had a great educational few hours.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never experienced anything like this before; to actually go below ground and actually see the areas that were made in the Air Raid Shelters all those years ago was beyond belief. Kitchen, sleeping areas, sick bay, toilets, wash rooms etc., an experience of...More

Thank 263chinadoll
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

My wife and I went and were very surprised by the amount of information and items on display. The staff were excellent and very knowledeable. A real eye opener on WW2 history.

Thank thomas_hardicre
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

We visited the Shelters after seeing good reviews on Trip Advisor, I can see why it gets brilliant reviews. This is a fantastic place to visit & I'd recommend it to everyone. It only costs £5 for an adult entry and you'll only need about...More

Thank Beaker1883
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

A very moving visit seeing how people spent hours in the tunnels while the air raids went on above. Our guide was excellent and so informative. People travelled from as far as Manchester to spent the night in these tunnels. This is a place to...More

1  Thank Eileen M
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Kathy R
29 June 2018|
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I didnt notice anyone with dogs in here.
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Marion H
5 April 2018|
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No idea on This, sorry.
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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.
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