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“Excellent but disturbing ”

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Nantwich
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Discover the secret world of nuclear government. For over 50 years this vast underground complex, remained secret, hidden on the outskirts of a sleepy Cheshire town. Declassified in 1993, the 35,000 sq ft underground bunker would have been the centre of Regional Government had nuclear war broken out. The bunker today offers a warm welcome to anyone looking for a totally different day out.
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

An excellent historical day out. Having lived through the Cold War it was a reminder of dark times and for my son it was a lesson in history and a reminder for the future.

It was tastefully done without glamourising or commercialising it.

1  Thank Gary P
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

An excellent afternoon out for anyone with an interest in the Cold War, The only disappointment was the catering, Seemed to run out of everything.

1  Thank DaveTXJ
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

I spent the weekend at Hack Green and its an amazing place full of history about the bunker and an amazing collection of items from the Cold War era, the staff are very friendly and it's well worth the visit and a very interning place to go to

1  Thank Foggin
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Wasnt sure what to expect but it was much bigger than i thought it would be. It is like a walk back into the 80's, and some of the displays need sorting out as the smell of damp was very prominent. That said, it is informative, lots of "memorabilia" to look at, my son particularly liked the missiles, tho he needed reassuring they were no longer radioactive. The simulation in the bunker room of a nuclear explosion was good (loud and a bright flash). We watched the film (not all 45 mins but most of it) and although very dated, still brought a few things home. My daughter hates mannequins and there are quite a few around the place so be warned. Couple of things the kids can mess with "hands on" but not too much. All in all not bad for a visit and a realisation of what is going on behind the scenes.

2  Thank ange f
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

I guess I would categorise this attraction as "specialist" i.e it's particularly suitable for those who can remember the tension and anxiety of those times. I'm not sure that younger people would be able to relate to the exhibits and what it was all about (without a guided tour) where the history could be explained in more detail.

Personally,I found the visit enlightening, informative and a bit spooky !!!

It brings home that we were living on the edge of oblivion and that our Government's attempts at ensuring the safety of the public were pretty feeble, indeed useless (see the BBC video)

The most striking aspect of the bunker is that it's a bit "Marie Celeste" - you really get the impression that everybody had just gotten up and left just before you arrived and that they could return at any moment and carry on - both unnerving and thought-provoking.

Overall, I would say it's worth going but be aware of what you're visiting - it's not your average "sugar-coated" attraction !!!

1  Thank CHESTERDEK
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