Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker, Kelvedon Hatch

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  • A hidden gem, must-see attraction. I really recommend listening to the audio guide, it immerses you in the world.  more »
  • The 'secret bunker', near Brentwood in Essex, is nowadays not so secret, and is well signposted on surrounding roads. Originally it was a an RAF station, then during the 'Cold War' was converted into ...  more »
  • Hi, we sent dutring the half term week in Feb, looking for something that drags the kids out the hours when the weather is not great... and this was a really enjoyable half day. The bunker itself is i...  more »
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  • Took me ages to find it, that's not even a joke! When we did find it we were blown away. Wasn't really sure what to expect, but stayed for 2 or 3 hours. A really interesting audio guide handset kept all the family informed. Would strongly recommend.
  • A great way of helping to understand the lengths the government went to in the Cold War period. Great place for educating children (without them knowing their in a museum) as well as yourself in a fun way, it's a full on historical reminder and very enlightening of the way of the world in those times. This is a real immersion in to some hard facts of life in our time. From what I saw kids love their time spent here and so do the adults! Also the owner is on hand for questions and a photo opportunity and also very pleasant and helpful, and I must include the staff. It a small enterprise with truthful insights to the time when the government did some very strange things they thought were absolutely necessary without telling the public at large! One of my son's visited the bunker 15 years ago and myself and his twin brother visited for the 1st time just the other day, both have said "It's really "cool"". It's a must visit if your in the area, not overly busy that that might impinge on your enjoyment and experience. As far as I'm aware this is the only facility off this kind that is open to the public so, adding everything up it's quite unique, educational and fun, now that doesn't happen often!
  • Really great place to visit if you can find it. A bit unpolished from a museum point of view but that's part of its charm. Enter from the main road, Ongar Road
  • Interesting and eerie, I saw families enjoying themselves. Having studied nuclear war I found it grim. I recommend it for an alternative day out.
  • I really enjoyed it as a short trip near me. Lovely car park and you get to go down into the building into the bunker itself which was 3 floors. It was very interesting and there was a guided tour with a little phone/device which made the trip even more interesting. It was even quite spooky at times. There are also many films shown in rooms which I watched which were great. It's also a great day out for kids. I must say the souvenir/canteen was the bit that let me down a bit. There's an honesty box in which you have to pay for the trip in at the end and then you pay for whatever you're buying in there. It's cash only. It's a nice concept but it seemed a bit weird at first. All in all, it was a great day out and I really enjoyed it. However, be careful about the postcode given! Go to the real website, there are two. I inputted the 'GPS postcode' but as my GPS is so new it took me two miles east. Just be aware.

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