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York Cold War Bunker

Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
+44 1904 797935
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Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a fascinating guided tour, learn how volunteers would have played a vital role in ensuring that Britain could survive a nuclear attack. The atmospheric 1960s semi-subterranean bunker is just as it was when stood down in 1991, and the one hour guided tour is enhanced by a short film. Summer opening (25th March - October 31st): Wednesday - Sunday, plus bank holidays, between 10am and 6pm. Entrance by guided tour only, at the following times: 10:00, 11:15. 11:45, 13:00, 14:15, 15:30, 16:45.
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Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited on Sunday 26th November for the first hourly tour slot of the day. Found it quite easily using the sat nav, tucked away and not easy to find otherwise we thought. Our guide Dale was fantastic, just the right level of information and...More

Thank NellC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour with Jake ! Really informative about the Museum and an excellent insight to how the Cold War could of effected Yorkshire.

Thank Smityjiff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting hidden bit of York bringing back the futility of nuclear war. Guide very knowledgeable though she spoke very quickly. My only criticism is on the website it says nothing about the fact you can only visit as part of a tour which leaves...More

Thank harrogategal
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This is only via guided tours which start on the hour every hour. But worth the wait. The tour guide was informative with the right level of wit and slightly morbid humour

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent tour. The guide was very informative and knew her subject very well. She knew the history of other bunkers. The building was so interesting to look around and our guide gave us a great insight into what it would have been like. Having worked...More

Thank Louisa W
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We found this bunker when looking on the EH app and decided it would be worth a look. The tours were hourly on the hour so we didn't have to wait long until we were taken inside and discovered all about the Cold war and...More

Thank AshA986
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Well done English heritage this is one of the best hidden treasures. Absolutely fascinating well worth a visit.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Wasn’t sure what to expect but was really pleased that we decided to go! Our tour guide Jake was amazing and made the tour thoroughly fascinating. If you have a spare hour I highly recommend going - it won’t disappoint!

Thank HelenKatharine
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

So, ..., the Cold War Bunker in York, an English Heritage site, the only such regional HQ bunker remaining. Was a little startling to hear events of my lifetime described as history by someone born two years after the Wall came down. It's a terribly...More

1  Thank JPIF
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We took the bus from near the Minster & it dropped us off near the bunker. When you get off the bus, cross the street & turn left, it is up the road. We turned right & no one seemed to know where it was....More

Thank Deb873
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20 October 2017|
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Response from Stephen R | Property representative |
It's open at the Weekend through until the start of April, at which time it will be open from Wednesday through to Sunday. Private tours can be arranged (depending on a group size of 10 or more) with more information if you... More
Ann B
3 May 2017|
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Response from Stephen R | Property representative |
There is residential parking at the Bunker and there are usually free spaces. There is also parking on the nearest road and a larger supermarket car park about 10 mins walk away. Hope to see you there!
10 January 2015|
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Response from RachaelBowers | Property representative |
Hi Kelly, Tickets are £6.60 for adults, £5.90 for concessions and £4.00 for children. EH members get in free. There is free parking outside the bunker, do be sure to check the tour times before visiting.