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VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton

Rysome Lane, Holmpton HU19 2RG, England
+44 1964 775069
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Excellent place to visit.

Excellent place to visit, my 2 children 4 and 6 enjoyed it. So much to see and even things to... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Sarah S
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Great couple of hours

I can't believe I've never heard of this place it was great. The staff couldn't have been more... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Andrew V
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2017 Season - 8th April to 3rd September. 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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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Rysome Lane, Holmpton HU19 2RG, England
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+44 1964 775069
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Excellent place to visit, my 2 children 4 and 6 enjoyed it. So much to see and even things to experience. Staff friendly and speak to the children at their level. Would highly recommend this place to visit as well worth the money.

Thank Sarah S
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Hi Sarah, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're very pleased to hear your children enjoyed their visit too.

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

I can't believe I've never heard of this place it was great. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and informative and clearly were all passionate about the museum. We visited today with our four children aged 7, 13, 15 and 18 and they all...More

1  Thank Andrew V
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Hi Andrew, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a positive review. We do our best to educate and also entertain our younger visitors, it seems like we achieved this for your family and we do appreciate the feedback. It was a...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

For over fifty years, the vast underground nuclear bunker in the pretty village of Holmpton was a closely-guarded secret. Above ground all that could be seen was a radar and a small bungalow. Underground,140 staff lived and worked in surveillance to protect the nation as...More

1  Thank kath097
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Hello Kath, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a positive and detailed review. We do appreciate the feedback. I'm glad you mentioned that its a good idea to watch the introductory film, it only takes 12 minutes and gives...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Visited Sunday afternoon with husband and friends and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wasn't expecting that at all. Excellent venue and had such an interesting couple of hours. Thank you very much 👍👍

1  Thank Vonnie2162
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hello Vonnie, Thank you for taking the time to review us, we always welcome feedback. Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope we see you again in the future.

Reviewed 7 May 2017

i visited here in around 2009, after hearing about new areas being openned and an Royal Observer Corps part i thought it was time for another visit, the bunker is much improoved now you are free to look and exibits in your own time now,...More

1  Thank matt19702013
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hi Matt, thanks so much for the great review, glad you enjoyed your visit. We feel that the change from guided tours to the more informal and relaxed self explore format has been a step in the right direction. Plus we're very happy that our...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Came here after looking for something to do for a day out inside. Lived in East Yorkshire all my life but never heard of this, my partner found it. It's a very scenic route leading up to the bunker, a nice Sunday drive is needed....More

1  Thank Michaela C
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hello Michaela, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. Sylvia on reception was very pleased to get a mention! The rooms you mentioned for the staff were used as officers bedrooms in the later years of the bunkers history,...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We last visited some years ago when it wax a guided tour. Following a mammoth refurbishment taking about two years we looked forward to our revisit. Now you can take ax long as you want exploring and asking questions of the volunteers who used to...More

Thank Highspy-1
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Hi, thanks very much for taking the time to leave such a positive review. We're particularly pleased that your teenagers enjoyed their visit, we do try to strike a balance between educating and entertaining our younger visitors for whom the cold war is ancient history....More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

We went yesterday to the bunker ( Bank Holiday Sunday ).What a fantastic attraction.We were a group of 5,3 of which were small children and we all loved it.What i thought was brilliant was that the children although young ( 5 ,3 ,3 ) really...More

Thank 1834jules_philip
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thanks so much for the great review, we're really pleased you enjoyed your visit. We do our best to make the bunker an interesting, fun and hands on experience for the kids without lessening the serious historical side for our more mature visitors. The person...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I had the fortune to find this gem purely because relatives moved to Whithernsea But oh my goodness what a find If I was to spend an hour writing this review it still would not do this place justice Firstly it is much much larger...More

Thank Iljones79
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thanks you so much for leaving us such a nice review and taking the time to add the pictures too. We feel very privileged that our veterans give up their free time to come into the bunker to explain and demonstrate their then secret role...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Whilst on holiday on the East Yorkshire coast we stumbled upon a direction to RAF Holmpton Bunker. Out of curiosity we decided to see what this was about and we had a truly fascinating experience, which was all the better for not anticipating the delight....More

Thank KatieSusan2013
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Hello KatieSusan2013, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. Visitor satisfaction is extremely important to us as its only the entrance fees that keep the bunker open, we receive no state or grant funding. Glad you noticed...More

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Sallyaston
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Response from Highspy-1 | Reviewed this property |
3 hours would do it
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6 April 2015|
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Response from John S | Property representative |
2016 season ended August 29th and we are now closed for further refurbishment with new areas and new features opening again from 8th April 2017.
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