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“a fascinating experience”

Stockport Air Raid Shelters
Ranked #6 of 69 things to do in Stockport
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Carved into the natural sandstone cliffs, the intriguing network of underground tunnels offers visitors an unparalleled insight into life in wartime Britain in the 1940's. Visitors have the opportunity of learning about the experiences of local people during the war from the displays in the tunnels and from the state-of -the-art audio-guides and to find mementos of the 1940's in our shop. Keep up to date by following our museums on Facebook at facebook.com/stockportmuseums and Twitter at @SMBC_Museums.
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Really enjoyed our visit. The ladies on Reception were friendly and informative and shared several anecdotes that made us smile. The audio guides were very good indeed and definitely added to the experience.
Street signage is lacking and we would have bought a book about the Shelters if one had been available. Apparently there used to be one but it is no longer printed; shame.

Definitely a 'value-for-money' way to spend an hour or so.

Thank grahamthemagseller
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"audio guide"
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"war years"
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"well worth a visit"
in 47 reviews
"second world war"
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"bunk beds"
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"red sandstone"
in 7 reviews
"sick bay"
in 6 reviews
"self guided"
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"bombing raids"
in 5 reviews
"family tour"
in 5 reviews
"own pace"
in 15 reviews
"paying adult"
in 5 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 7 reviews
"school trip"
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"interesting visit"
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"excellent attraction"
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"fascinating insight"
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

The air raid shelter entrance is located right by the Stockport shopping precinct and you do not realise what lies behind the doors, or should I say under the ground. The staff were very helpful and friendly and on this visit I took my elderly father and my son. Three generations thoroughly enjoyed this experience. The audio system you take around with you is very informative and easy to operate. To note it is always cold in the shelter so consider what you wear. Great value, we bought the tickets that allow entrance not only to the air raider shelter but also visits to Bramhall Hall, The Hat Museum and Staircase House which we will do at other times.
Educational, interesting and worth a visit for all ages.

1  Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Really good for key stage 2 kids working on WW2 projects, gives a real and genuine kind of experience as to what it must have been like for people during the blitz and Mnachester bombings throughout WW2.
Free for Stockport resident children....BONUS!!!
Kids loved the gift shop too, which has pocket money traditional toys
Great budget afternoon out, not a full day activity though, but could be combined with trip to Hatworks or Staircase House

Thank Gillyb B
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Love this place and so do the kids, great to see what life was like and extremely educational. Will definitely be back...

Thank james B
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

A good place for a family to visit with children as it is very educational. A step back in time with interactive areas and informative guides.

Thank Chris M
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