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Spent a couple of hours exploring this world war two bunker brilliant to see our old technology... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Magpie1965
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Fantastic 'real life' Nuclear Bunker.

Been here a few times now and it is fantastic. All my friends and work colleagues that I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Davegalloway001
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Your chance to visit this massive underground bunker a home to RAF defence for over 60 years. Self explore format with our team on hand to answer questions and provide live demonstrations.
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Rysome Lane, Holmpton HU19 2RG, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours exploring this world war two bunker brilliant to see our old technology best find a working space invade game from 1980,s.worth a visit check opening times.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Magpie1965
John S, Owner at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi thanks very much for taking the time to share your experience of visiting the bunker, we're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Just one thing to add the bunker was built for the cold war in 1953 and was just a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times now and it is fantastic. All my friends and work colleagues that I recommended the bunker to have also enjoyed it. I don't understand some of the 'negative' reviews. How can it be the fault of the owners when it's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Davegalloway001
John S, Owner at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Dave, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. It's especially good to hear that you've been here several times over the years and have enjoyed your visits here. We're very proud of the fact that our visitors reviews...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Tucked away is this wonder, so informative about what went on here. The staff where great at answering all my sons questions.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Victoria B
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Hi Victoria, thank you for taking the time to review the bunker. We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and good that your son had all his questions answered by our team. Thanks again for the great feedback, and we hope to...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We visited not sure what to expect. Fascinating !. Now set in its emergency supply era it’s still intriguing. When we were being told to hide under a mattress to avoid being radiated it was brilliant to see the official measures. Really friendly staff that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 834Munchkin
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you very much for leaving us such a positive review, its very much appreciated. Its good to hear that you enjoyed your visit, we're very honoured that our cold war veterans support us by coming in to interact with our visitors. There's nothing like...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Loved every minute of it. Brought back so many childhood memories of the fear of the mushroom cloud. Lovely precise ambient temperature. All the guides and staff were friendly and interesting.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pdpdjh
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Thank you for the pleasent review, yes visitors are often surprised that the bunker is warm and dry and maintains around 19C summer and winter. Certainly an improvement on the weather outside yesterday! Its really good to hear you enjoyed your visit, thanks again for...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018

Called with our son and Grandson, on Sunday afternoon. Very Interesting place, with many facts and information on the bunkers history. The place is large with lots of rooms, you walk around in your own time. Certain areas have a member of staff who are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barrie T
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hi Barrie, thank you so much for sharing your experience of visiting the bunker. We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit, sorry to hear that you thought that the entry fees were slightly expensive. If its any consolation a quick search of...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We visited with my 26 year old son. It was fascinating. One of the best days out I've had for ages. The history is so recent and I found it disturbing that this was happening in my life time and it's unsettling to think what's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Claire T
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Hi Claire, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a pleasant review. Visitor satisfaction is extrememly important to us as its only the entry fees that keep the bunker maintained and preserved, we receive no state or grant funding. Its...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Being old enough to remember the Cold War, I found the bunker nostalgic and unsettling in equal measure. It's perfectly preserved, with huge numbers of original items of equipment to look at. It's far bigger than you'd imagine, easily enough to fill a couple of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Thank you so much for the positive review, its always a pleasure to hear that our visitors enjoy their time in the bunker. We do try to interact with everyone who comes in, and we do try to keep our younger visitors engaged and entertained...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

After our visit to fort Paull a few months back we noticed this on the way home. We decided to pay it a visit and we were not disappointed. On entering the museum we firstly came face to face with the "bunker cat" and then...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Claire D
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Hi Claire, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a positive and detailed review. Its very satisfying to know that you enjoyed your visit, and we do try to interact with everyone who comes to see the bunker. We're always...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

I grew up in the area and we never knew the extent of this bunker. We knew it was a radar station as we could see the rotating sensors but had no idea about the vast underground network of rooms below the ordinary looking bungalow....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Climber109997
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Thank you so much for leaving us such positive feedback, there's no one better qualified to answer our visitors questions about the bunker than the veterans who actually served here during the cold war and we really appreciate their support in the bunker every weekend....More

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Response from andrew300baker | Reviewed this property |
They are a bit strange best thing to do is ring them I would recommend the night one on Wednesday you go where the public don’t go in the day time parking is not good so give your self time.
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£8.00 for adults. well worth the money 👍
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3 hours would do it
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