Air Raid Shelters | Day Out With The Kids

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Air Raid Shelters

  • Stockport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
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Attraction Information

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.

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Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday & Bank Holidays 11:00 - 17:00


General Admission
Adults: £5.00
Kids (under 16): Free
Concessions: £3.75

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

0161 474 1940



Click here to visit Air Raid Shelters' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

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

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Air Raid Shelters has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Air Raid Shelters has not told us about their dining options.

No, Air Raid Shelters is not wheelchair friendly.

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

No, Air Raid Shelters have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Air Raid Shelters has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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