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Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Step back in time and experience the sights and sounds of Britain's Home Front. Wander around the original tunnels, authentically re-equipped, which provide you with first-hand experience of daily life in 1940s wartime Britain.

Enjoy the displays and the state-of-the-art audio-guide which tell the stories of local people who shared the experience of the war.

Opened in 1939, the shelters were the largest purpose-built civilian air raid shelters in the country designed to provide shelter for up to 3,850 people. They were extended in 1940-41 to accommodate 6,500.

In 1996 Stockport Council re-opened the shelters as a visitor attraction and this unique, award-winning museum became one of Stockport’s most significant attractions and educational facilities. Excavated into the natural sandstone cliffs of the town centre, the mile-long network of underground tunnels offers visitors a direct and exceptional insights into life on the Home Front.


Adults £4.75, Concessions: £3.50, Accompanied Children under 16 FREE

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£4.75 adult
£3.50 concess
Free for child

Location Details

Great Underbank

Visit Website0161 474 1940

Find nearest transport on map:Help 0.20 miles 0.36 miles 2.38 miles 5.67 miles

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