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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found this out a few years ago, as I am really interested in the Cold War and do lots of research, anyway, I arrived here really excited, paid quite alot of money to the guide, entered the bunker and was really impressed ! However,...More

2  Thank Maximus S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This in certainly an unusual English Heritage site, being in living memory. The tour was interesting and the guide was knowledgeable. However, there was obviously more to see, which I was disappointed we didn't. Also, it could have been longer. Had I had to pay,...More

1  Thank BradleyGas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived just in time for a tour, which run each hour. Understandably, due to the unrestricted access to things in the Bunker, self-guided trips are not available. Our guide certainly knew his stuff and was charming and amusing - quite a feat given the somber...More

1  Thank Capers123
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The York Cold War Bunker was the HQ for 20 Group bunkers in Yorkshire and is one if the 1,500 pr so that we're by HMG after the Second World War for Royal Observer Corps staff to monitor an anticipated nuclear strike from the USSR...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

A very interesting insight to the Cold War, and the Royal Observer Corps volunteers who would have been based down in the bunker for 30 days, and recorded the nuclear detonations as they hit this area of Yorkshire. The tour guide 'Jake' was excellent. Polite...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

A very nicely preserved piece of English history! Tour guide was well educated on the bunker & the Cold War. We had no idea such a bunker/ volunteer organization existed. Tour takes approximately an hour.

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I've been in york 12 years and never knew about this place. On a rainy day and looking for something to do found this on here. Glad I did, a very interesting visit and well worth looking out. The tour was very informative and the...More

Thank fitom1987
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The bunker is around a 30 minute walk from the station. You will see a English Heritage sign pointing into the side road to go to the bunker. The tours are on the hour every hour and you have to wait outside until the tour...More

2  Thank Brodders
Reviewed 17 June 2017 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 12 June 2017 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
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Ann B
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!
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.