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Stockport Air Raid Shelters

61 Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
+44 161 474 1940
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Always a good day out and educational without being boring!

The whole experience is excellent would absolutely recommend to anyone that wants to learn a bit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Matthew W
A Step Back in Time

An excellent self guided tour. The hand held voice guide was easy to use and allowed one to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David H
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Manchester, 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 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 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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Reviewed 3 days ago

The whole experience is excellent would absolutely recommend to anyone that wants to learn a bit more and see the real air raid shelters! the staff make the place come alive!

Thank Matthew W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent self guided tour. The hand held voice guide was easy to use and allowed one to visit the shelters at a leisurely pace. The shelters were really interesting and the museum successfully gave a good picture of the fright of war.

Thank David H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A look into history , see how people used the air raid shelters in the blitz hear the air raid siren , it is very cold in the shelters so make sure to dress up well , a bit pricey but worth a visit ...

Thank Denise H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well we all knew it happened , but this museum gives us a tiny insight of how awful this time was. Incredible brave people who sheltered here .So pleased we came on this visit.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Had an interesting visit to the air raid shelters. Very informative, Kids enjoyed it. Well worth a visit.

Thank Sally S
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This experience will show you just how horrific the second world war was and how stoic people who survived it really were well worth a visit amazing.

Thank craigkrobinson
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

As it says in the title, it is well worth a visit if you happen to be anywhere near the Stockport area. Time stands still when go for wonder around the underground tunnels right in the center of Stockport,you get a feeling of what it...More

Thank Colin B
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Have you ever wondered about the sanitary provisions of a World War 2 air raid shelters? No? Neither had I but now I know. I have been to other shelters but none of them reveal that most basic facility. Perhaps other shelters didn't install such...More

Thank LynetteChapman
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Took my nephew here a few months ago and he loved it. He’s really into his history and loved the audio tour guide which was really informative and easy to use. All the different areas within the tunnels were accompanied by Interesting artefacts which really...More

Thank Kaley W
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

It is worth a visit to see the air raid shelters and tunnels. It's interesting to step back in time and imagine what it was like. Very well organised and nostalgic. At a fiver it's worth every penny. Be warned it made us quite emotional...More

Thank Janet A
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Marion H
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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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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
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