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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 via mobile

My wife and I both hold English Heritage membership and this kept cropping up on the app as being close by so we headed to York for 11am. Happily for us we were the only people there for that tour so the attentive Tour Guide...More

Thank LordFoddington
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not what I expected. When we arrived at the site it was locked up and there was no sign of movement. There was a little sign saying that tours go on the hour every hour. We were lucky as we arrived 15 minutes before the...More

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic and interesting insight to the Cold War and the valuable voluntary work done by the Royal Observation Corps. Excellent tour guide, knowledgeable and enthused by his subject knowledge. Great visit.

Thank Jeevster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was not a nice place, not a nice prospect, but interesting to see what plans were in place in case of a nuclear attack. Our guide Stephen was very well spoken and informed us with great detail about the different rooms, roles and machinery...More

Thank strat2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fascinating view into a very interesting time in history and I am so pleased that this is being preserved and looked after. This is not a tour I would recommend for children as it's not something they can get involved in; you...More

Thank Jemma C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only available via a tour, which provides many fascinating details of how Britain prepared for the aftermath of a nuclear attack. A great recent addition to all the other historical sites in York. About a mile from the city center, but easily accessible by bus...More

Thank whistlerblu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting tour, I could have spent hours down there & will definitely go back! It's a pity there aren't more sites like this!

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Knowledgeble guide good place to visit lovely and cheerfull place and the guide was lovely and very patient with a certain australian chap who kept on talking hehe.

Thank PaulDCambridge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up having a private tour as we were the only ones there. Our tour guide Will was enthusiastic, informative, and very funny! We would thoroughly recommend the tour to anyone who finds themselves in York. It's a great chance to learn some interesting...More

Thank ElStormborn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were shown around by an excellent guide whose knowledge on nuclear war was encyclopedic (don't recall his name but he had glasses and long hair, if you plan to go, you really want this guy to be your guide). Owing to the nature of...More

Thank Adam T
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Ann B
Can one park there?
3 May 2017|
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Response from | 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!
What are the entrance fees. Is there parking on site.
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.