Scotland's Secret Nuclear Bunker | Day Out With The Kids

Scotland's Secret Nuclear Bunker

St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife, Scotland

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Attraction Information

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Ages: 0-12

Venue type: Indoor

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!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Onsite Onsite Shop
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Crown Buildings, Troywood, St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife, KY16 8QH, Scotland


Click here to visit Scotland's Secret Nuclear Bunker's website
01333 310301

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


General Admission
Adults from £12.50
Kids (4-16) from £8.50
Under 4's from Free
Family (2 adults, 2 kids) from £33.50

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