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Air Raid Shelters

Stockport, Greater Manchester, England

  • A man underground with his hands out in front of him at Air Raid Shelters
  • A boy and a girl sitting front facing on benches opposite each other with a green door at the end of the tunnel with the Union Jack flag on at Air Raid Shelters
  • A lady underground wearing a red dress, applying red lipstick at Air Raid Shelters

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor, Indoor

Air Raid Shelters Stockport, gives you and the kids the opportunity to come and experience life as it was during a 'black out' in wartime Britain, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the home front.

Explore this labyrinth of tunnels that provided shelter for many during the dark days of war torn Britain, with an audio self-guided tour providing details along the way. Opened in 1939, the shelters were the largest purpose built civilian air raid shelters in the country designed to provide shelter for up to 6,500 people.

In 1996 shelters as a visitor attraction by Stockport Council, and the unique award winning museum is one of Stockport's best loved attractions. Carved into the natural sandstone cliffs, this intriguing network of underground tunnels offers visitors an unparalleled insight into life in wartime Britain.

New facilities available include a state of the art audio guide, a new reception area and themed shop, plus the chance to discover stories of local people who shared the wartime experience.

Fully accessible.

Facilities

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  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
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Getting There and Contact Information

Address

61 Chestergate, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 1NE, England

Contact

Click here to visit Air Raid Shelters's website
0161 474 1940

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday 13:00 - 17:00

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday and Bank Holidays 11:00 - 17:00

Pricing

General Admission

Adults: £5.00

Kids (under 16): Free

Concessions: £3.75

More Information

Guest suitability

The paths are covered with sandstone making it difficult for wheelchair users. 

Parking facilities

The nearest car parks are Heaton Lane (near Mersey Square), Grand Central (near the Railway Station) and Merseyway Shopping Centre. Parking charges apply.

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