The Stockport Air Raid Shelters are a system of almost 1 mile of underground air-raid shelters dug under Stockport, six miles south of Manchester, during World War II to protect local inhabitants during air raids.
Four sets of underground air raid shelter tunnels for civilian use were dug into the red sandstone rock below the town centre. Preparation started in September 1938 and the first set of shelters was opened on 28 October 1939; Stockport was not bombed until 11 October 1940. The smallest of the tunnel shelters could accommodate 2,000 people and the largest 3,850. It was subsequently expanded to take up to 6,500 people.
|Tuesday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Jason kollo | Mar 7, 2018
Amazing place. So much history. Didnt know this place exists. Amazed how big the tunnels are. My son aged 4 enjoyed it. Especial the kitchen and medical centre.
Emma W | Jan 18, 2018
Love this place. I've not been during the day but would highly recommend the evening tours you need to prebook. Able to explore some extra areas normally not accessible during the day and it's just a great atmospheric journey into history. The guide was very thorough and informative. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Or if you are a local. Gives a different glimpse into the town.
Ian Rodger | Mar 8, 2018
Went on the monthly Wednesday evening tour. Absolutely brilliant. Tour guide Ruth was highly knowledgeable about the tunnels and history the tour is highly recommended.
Stephen Thompson | Mar 15, 2018
very interesting place about the second world war and how people who survived it. worth a visit tour guides are also very good.
Shirley Copps | Mar 11, 2018
Such a warm welcoming staff. Quite interesting but not that much to see after 10 minutes.
V Brown | May 15, 2018
i love coming here... it explains the history of the building so well... and you can touch things too which is great if you have kids.
Sue Parkinson | May 21, 2018
Hidden gem in Stockport. .great place to take grandchildren ..disability friendly also ...having a cafe would be better after a long journey,tho there are coffee shops nearby in shopping precinct...
si ma | May 25, 2018
Massive shelter underground for people to gather when there is an air raid. Entrance fee GBP 5.00. You can see how people suffered during the war.
Nikki | Jun 20, 2018
An interesting and insightful trip. however the second time in 15 years i visited i expected a little more than what was offered. you do have to pay to get in and it is a tour type of place: well self guided tour with walky talkies. I think this was disappointing because its a major historical part of Stockport and its not showing the true value it could or does it host much in terms of things to do for the children. a little more information on the heritage. maybe a little more to see and do. but i also understand some areas may be restricted for safety reasons. a great quick stop if your visiting Stockport or are interested in the history. but not one for the day out.
Ellen Jenkins | Jul 10, 2018
Took our Y5 class today as part of our history learning about WW2 amazing! Everyone should learn how hard and frightening it must have been then. LOVED it
Mary Hartley | Jun 29, 2018
Accessible ww2 history museum. We had a very interesting guided tour but you can also go round on your own.
James Ledger | Jun 15, 2018
Great place with knowledgeable tour guides who are always willing to answer questions. A good way of learning more about history in the local and wider areas
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