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Stockport Air Raid Shelters

61 Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
+44 161 474 1940
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A great trip back in time

Very informative, and what an eyeopener into the past! Can really get a feel of what people had to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alison O
Back in time WW2

We loved to see, how the people of Stockport survived ww2! Amazing, how the underground tunnels... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Roma G
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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.
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61 Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative, and what an eyeopener into the past! Can really get a feel of what people had to go through.

Thank Alison O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved to see, how the people of Stockport survived ww2! Amazing, how the underground tunnels were built! I believe if these hadn't been built, so many more deaths in Stockport & surrounding areas! Credit to the builders!

Thank Roma G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very different from any museum I've ever visited, the Air Raid Shelters consist of a series of tunnels dug out under the centre of Stockport during the opening stages of the Second World War. The tunnels have been preserved pretty much as they were in...More

Thank kevinU4567GQ
Reviewed 10 November 2017

These tunnels cut into new red sandstone were reminiscent of Liverpool's Williamson tunnels. Took the extended tour which showed highlights of the artefacts from 80 years ago. It gave a glimpse into what life must have been like down there.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A real eye opener; how Stockportonians (Mad Hatters) lived / survived during the Second World War. 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.

Thank McCraggly
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Stockport’s air raid shelters are a fascinating trip back to the dark days when the country lived under the threat of Nazism. The shelters have been kept as they were back in the days of World War 2. There are some of the original features,...More

Thank _lawrystevenson
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Great place to visit in the centre of Stockport with nearby parking just a short walk away at Mersey Way car park. Historically significant from WW2 this attraction provides an excellent perspective on what life was like for he people who, on a nightly basis,...More

Thank manswa
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Situated right in the centre of Stockport town centre, entry to the air raid shelters costs £5 per person. There is no on site parking, but there are several town centre car parks within walking distance. There is a small gift shop and you are...More

Thank milligan1959
Reviewed 23 October 2017

You could not believe that such an interesting piece of our recent history was right under your feet in Stockport. A very well preserved and user friendly set of underground workings created for use as life saving shelters.

Thank lionalan177
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Good attraction and well priced at £5 admission. You also get a audio guide which was very helpful. Never seen anything like it, so interesting. Please go you wont be disappointed,

Thank Mad-Maz999
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Roy S
23 October 2017|
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Response from TraceyP648 | Reviewed this property |
HI Roy I don't recall seeing any it's on a busy road. They have school tours so there must be? best to call them. Regards Tracey.
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Julie L
24 January 2017|
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Response from edwardbear80 | Reviewed this property |
It depends which tour you choose the standard self guided which is shorter would not be to bad as its mostly flatish but it depends how bad your walking problem is. The longer guided with them is quite a lot longer and more... More
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AmyMaudRose
19 January 2017|
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Response from edwardbear80 | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes it would be interesting but the film beforehand could be a drag as it goes on a bit, not sure about a coat we were fine in just a thin jacket.
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