Scotland's Secret Nuclear Bunker
Scotland’s Secret Bunker, a Cold War nuclear command centre, opened its 3 tonne blast proof doors to the public 20 years ago this year.
After undergoing an extensive restoration project over the winter months, 2014 promises to be an exciting year for the Bunker with never seen before areas now open to the public.
This site was opened to the public in 1994, after being decommissioned in the late 1980s following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of nuclear threat, the bunker is now one of Fife’s major tourist attractions welcoming tens of thousands of visitors through its blast doors every year.
One room which has been extensively remodelled was the British Telecom equipment room where never-seen before areas have now been revealed, allowing Cold War (and, indeed, telecoms) enthusiasts to see the specialist communications equipment which were in operation to distribute the 2800 phone lines connected to the bunker, and which would have been the main line of communication with the outside world in the event of a nuclear attack on Scotland.
Don’t miss the sinister war telephone! Discover the twilight world of the Government Cold War. Take the opportunity to discover how they would have survived, and you wouldn’t!
During the Cold War the canteen was used by up to 300 personnel daily and we have carefully preserved many original features in today’s cafe, where we offer a pleasing selection of hot and cold snacks and drinks for you to enjoy from coffee and cake to freshly made sandwiches.
Baby Changing facilities available.
We are located approximately 6 miles outside St Andrews. From A91 go straight through both mini roundabouts which will take you into North Street follow this road past the Cathedral and turn left at the mini-roundabout which will take you on to the A917 straight through the next mini-roundabout and go up the hill just past the caravan park and turn right on to the B9131 and continue on past the weak bridge traffic lights until you come to a staggered junction turn left at the B940 for Crail which should have large boards advertising the Bunker continue on until you see signpost for the bunker and turn right on to our drive way.
Telephone: 01333 310301
Under 3s free! Opening Times: 2015 Opening Details:
We are open 7 days a week from Friday 27th February 2015 until Sunday 1st November 2015.
We open at 10am and close at 6pm.
Last admission is at 5pm.
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