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Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

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Address: Kelvedon Hall Lane, Kelvedon Hatch CM14 5TL, England
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+44 1277 364883
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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I read both the 5 star and the 1 star reviews, and funnily enough they are all correct! It is dated with some real oddities, and could so do with lottery funding or similar to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fascinating insight into this not-too-distant past. Very good value,everything seems in it's original condition, nice a patinated and not made into an "experience" . Well done to the chap who runs this national treasure

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Harlow, Essex
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's all we'd expected from an old underground civil service hideaway. Lots to see and touch which was good for the grandchildren. They were a bit bemused by the antiquated equipment, but it all made sense to us olds!. The honesty box in the cafe was a nice touch.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read both the 5 star and the 1 star reviews, and funnily enough they are all correct! It is dated with some real oddities, and could so do with lottery funding or similar to enhance the experience. However when you take it for what it is (a privately run location where it would require an awful lot of money... More 

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Thank Ian W
Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stopped here three times , the first was when the RAF had it, nothing much has changed, the beds and Doors are the same. Good place to stop a night to get away from it all

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Thank Peter D
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very interesting if you are interested in the war etc and you don't mind going underground gives you a taste of what it must have been like to go in a tunnel

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Thank Christine0606
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting visit .... 8 year old son was fascinated with being underground and loved the audio wand descriptions...he recounted parts of it word for word afterwards! Good value for money.

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Thank Richard S
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is it a 1960s bungalow? Well yes, but this bungalow is the unassuming entrance to a multi level nuclear bunker where central government would have relocated too in the event of a nuclear attack on the U.K.! Great half day exploring the bunker and recent history! Great value at £7.50 per person. Weird to think that this place was in... More 

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Thank Nick and Angel S
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited one Sunday a few weeks ago & was quite surprised to find it busy. Interesting to look at the bunker that the Prime Minister would have been brought to had nuclear war occurred...particularly as it was in use in an era I remember well. Some of the exhibits could do with a little TLC...looks like it was set up... More 

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Thank Deb A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have always lived in Essex and can't believe we hadn't visited here before now. Situated between Ongar and Brentwood its really easy to find from sign posts or a sat-nav. The bunker itself is amazing, you enter through a house, surrounded by woodland and you really don't realise how far underground you are until you get to a staircase... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times, very interesting for older people but the young children got bored easily and said it smelt too much. Was More interesting in playing outside. I would still recommend going thou as very interesting.

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