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Stockport Air Raid Shelters

61 Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
+44 161 474 1940
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Hidden gem of wartime history!!

We purchased a multi sight ticket worth the extra money .The tunnels were very interesting and our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Redditch, United Kingdom
Really unique experience.

We visited last weekend and were very impressed with the air raid shelters. Gave a really good... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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. Keep up to date by following our museums on Facebook at facebook.com/stockportmuseums and Twitter at @SMBC_Museums.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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61 Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
+44 161 474 1940
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We purchased a multi sight ticket worth the extra money .The tunnels were very interesting and our eleven year old son did learn a lot in an entertaining way .The audio guides for a self guide tour are brilliant and it means you can all...More

Thank jerseyjeanette
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited last weekend and were very impressed with the air raid shelters. Gave a really good insight into the experiences of those who would have taken shelter down there. The audio guides were very good, with plenty of information to choose from. Easy to...More

Thank voddiegal
Reviewed 6 days ago

Its a great insight into Stockport's past, try to imagine what Stockfordians had to do to stay safe during the war and try to feel what it would have been like when there were so many people in there.

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here to pass a couple of hrs and was so glad we did. It's a must for anyone staying in the area. There's so many tunnels to walk down and you are given a information handset like a phone which tells you the...More

Thank TraceyP648
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd been with school and then decided to show my girlfriend on one of our days off. Its a short visit type of place, it wouldn't take more than an hour to come and see. However its interesting especially for the history fans. Cheap entry...More

1  Thank RigaFanUk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slightly off beat and not to everyones taste, but the shelters were really well presented and gave a good insight to war time living.

1  Thank Paul P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it! A great experience in a real environment of ww2. It still has the feel of a place that is rich in the history of this town and its people. My friend Carl was really taken back by the "sick bay" in there and...More

Thank Neil B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit with a warm friendly welcome! I took my 15 year old son to pass away some spare time and we both were amazed, it really made you feel like you had gone back into time and a great history lesson.Highly...More

Thank ianjay246
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been a few times. Very informative and the team that work here are friendly and very helpful. We have also done the Christmas Santa experience which I would thoroughly recommend.

Thank sulliver2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really interesting visit for all ages. The atmosphere really made you realise what it must have been like to have to use the shelters during the war......cold, wet and damp.so glad I didn't have to use them. The mock ups of some of the...More

1  Thank tryfanteacher
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Julie L
24 January 2017|
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Response from edwardbear80 | Reviewed this property |
It depends which tour you choose the standard self guided which is shorter would not be to bad as its mostly flatish but it depends how bad your walking problem is. The longer guided with them is quite a lot longer and more... More
19 January 2017|
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Response from edwardbear80 | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes it would be interesting but the film beforehand could be a drag as it goes on a bit, not sure about a coat we were fine in just a thin jacket.
Dave E
13 November 2016|
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Response from edwardbear80 | Reviewed this property |
£4.75 and £3.50 O.A.P but that's 2016 prices they may have increased now.