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Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

Kelvedon Hall Lane, Kelvedon Hatch CM14 5TL, England
+44 1277 364883
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A snapshot in time

Having never been to a nuclear bunker, and being from a nuclear-free country (NZ), we found this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
Quirky Charm

I have taken a number of people to this nuclear bunker over several years and I can honestly say... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Kelvedon Hall Lane, Kelvedon Hatch CM14 5TL, England
+44 1277 364883
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having never been to a nuclear bunker, and being from a nuclear-free country (NZ), we found this place pretty fascinating. If you want the educational aspect, there are nice long audio recordings, or just walk around and look at everything - it's just as good....More

Thank fairyona
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have taken a number of people to this nuclear bunker over several years and I can honestly say that every time I go I learn something new and never fail to enjoy it. The charm of the place is its low budget, self service...More

Thank _emmaofengland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth going if you've not been to an underground bunker. The bunker is basically self-toured, where you pick up a red phone instrument at the beginning of the tour that gives an audio guide around the place. The only time I saw someone was at...More

Thank Deepak R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Nuclear Bunker was in operation until 1993 as the bolt hole for the British Government in the event of a nuclear attack against the country. It has remained largely intact after being bought back by the farmer who used to own the land before...More

Thank Weald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been there twice now both time in winter and it is always very cold. Inspite that everyone found it very interesting although a bit morbid. The guides both written and audio trail were very informative and price was collected at the end in...More

Thank danhia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I dragged the family to Kelvedon Hatch after seeing the bunker on tv. The irony of the brown direction signs saying “Secret Nuclear Bunker” was not lost on the family as we neared the site. Once you get into the bunker the audio guide is...More

Thank Peter_simpson_1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For what you pay (£7.50) this is fantastic value and a fascinating visit with a horrifying vision of what nuclear war war would have been like. At the entrance you collect a wand which gives you a commentary at some 20 different points and we...More

Thank Ian Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Feels very uncared for, could be so much better, seems owner lacks enthusiasm or energy to manage and develop the site properly. Smell of decay made me feel ill. Left as soon as I could

Thank Wolfgang B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place. We spent a good couple of hours exploring this place following the audio tour .

1  Thank dawnypants
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this place quite surreal but very fascinating. Quite a frightening insight to what could of been and what could still happen . Spent 3 hours touring the bunker reading articles printed about and also listening to the audio sets which I found to be...More

1  Thank James L
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9 September 2017|
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Response from Ralph P |
My partner and I brought along a couple of very large and excitable rabbits, and they were amply catered for, although space was sometimes at a premium in the cafe you mention. We lived the whole... More
6 March 2017|
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Response from gollies | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
not really impressed to be honest if you want a good bunker don't go here
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30 December 2016|
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Response from Darren P | Reviewed this property |
No you don't need to pre book but check on the opening and closing times as winter times are shorter. I guess it's as long or as short as you want as there is short films to watch, radio programmes to listen to I'd say... More