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Stockport Air Raid Shelters

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Address: Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
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Brilliant for a taste of history

Really recommend a visit here if you like your history and local history. Staff are brilliant and helpful and it gives you a real feel for our last generation and beyond... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Manchester
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really recommend a visit here if you like your history and local history. Staff are brilliant and helpful and it gives you a real feel for our last generation and beyond. Excellent museum

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Extremely interesting with plenty of detailed information. A Mancunian treasure that must be preserved.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There can't be any other place like tihis. Carved out of red sandstone, vast warren of cave/tunnels, which at the height of WWII saved thousands from German bombs. Train-loads came from Manchester to shelter. Complete with toilets, kitchens etc. Great for kids, very good for adults. Ask for a guided tour.

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middlesbrough
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit but my husband has been a few tims before. A fascinating insight into this part of history. There is a audio guide but on a other occasions a live guide has provided entertaining insights for other guests. Well worth a visit.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The venue was very interesting from the very start of the tour. The guide for the tour was imformative and good humoured. She had been doing the tour for a number of years and it showed because of her confidence in her explanations and approach with the visitors. As there is quite a bit of walking on the tour and... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant place to explore local history. Excellent for school trips too. It helps you understand how people might have felt during air raids. Staff are very helpful and passionate about the stories of the air raid shelters.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a party for a guided tour. We had an excellent guide (Roger) who gave us a lot of interesting background about the history of the air-raid shelter. It was very informative and he had a great sense of humour, telling us a few anecdotes, stories, and jokes as we went round. It's quite difficult walking through the tunnels... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I rang the air raid shelter on a Saturday morning to try and book for the 2pm free tour and they had space - great. They run a free family tour Saturday and Sunday 2pm. We arrived about ten minutes before and paid for entry £4.75 per adult, children under 16 Free with paying adult. There is lots of nearby... More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This is really interesting place a good couple of hours walking around this place Would definitely recommend a visit Not to good for little children easily bored

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cheshire
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I live in Stockport and think that Stockport Air raid shelters rivals any of the country's attractions. It is a unique experience and they use information hand sets you carry around.. First you view a film with history of ww2 and the shelter then walk freely through the shelter which is a maize of tunnels dug out by hand into... More 

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