Bunker Tours - RAF Holmpton - 2014

Bunker Tours - RAF Holmpton - 2014
Rysome Lane
Holmpton
Withernsea
East Yorkshire
HU19 2RG
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

Official Website

www.rafholmpton.com

E-mail

Email

info@rafholmpton.com

Telephone

Visitor Information

01964 630208 (opt 1)

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The Surface at RAF Holmpton with a HIDDEN WORLD Beneath
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2014 - CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF The RAF AT HOLMPTON

YOUR CHANCE TO VISIT THIS UNDERGROUND WORLD set 100ft beneath the East Yorkshire countryside just three miles from Withernsea (19 miles from Hull) - The Massive 35,000sq ft Bunker has been Operational for 60 years - 1953 to 1974 Radar - 1980 to 1991 RAF Support Command - 1995 to 2003 UK Air CCIS - 2003 to 2013 Training & Communications.

Our Fully Guided Award Winning Tours bring an entirely new Family Friendly Tour for 2014 brought to life with Sounds, Films, Demonstrations & Shows - All tours are conducted by fully qualified guides with Question and Answer Sessions & Photo Opportunities - We have extensive car parking - shop - refreshments & Wc's.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive, Heritage site, Castle or defences

Opening hours

OPEN:
SUMMER:
Jul 23rd to Aug 28th - Every Day - Gates 2pm - Tour 2.30pm
+ Holiday Monday - Gates 11am & 2pm - Tours 11.30am & 2.30pm
AUTUMN:
Aug 30th to Nov 1st - Wed/Thur/Sat/sun - Gates 2pm - Tour 2.30pm
WINTER:
Nov 8th to Dec 20th - Sat only - Gates 2pm - Tour 2.30pm

Admission charges

Adult £7
Senior £6
Child £5
Family (2+2) £20

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • International Council of Museums
  • British Association of Friends of Museums
Getting there

Take the A1033 to Withernsea then opposite the Total Petrol Station take the
road signed Holmpton & Underground Bunker. Follw the road 3 miles to Holmpton and then drive straight through the Village and take the 1st turn right signed RAF HOLMPTON & UNDERGROUND BUNKER, our gates are then 750yds on the left

Additional info

T: 01964 630208

RAF HOLMPTON contains a major PUBLIC TOUR AND EXHIBITION depicting over 50 years service of this major UK Command Centre. The exhibiton covers the first 25 years of Radar, the subsequent use of the site for RAF Support Command and its current use today. The exhibition is interperetd by a full guided tour, audio visuual presentations, demonstrations and shows. The site contains a great deal of authentic apparatus and artefacts depicting the life of the facility

Collection details

Architecture, Archives, Aviation, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • BUNKER
  • COLD WAR
  • RADAR
  • ROYAL AIR FORCE
  • RAF
  • NUCLEAR BUNKER
  • GOVERNMENT BUNKER
  • ROC
  • ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Heritage Open Days 2014: RAF Holmpton Bunker Tours - HODS 20th

  • 13 September 2014

Your chance to come along and explore completely FREE for the whole morning. No films/guides/videos or effects, just explore at your leisure and take as many pictures as you like - Our staff will be on hand to answer any questions - PLUS your chance to meet The Royal Observers when members of the very last ROC team to operate in the UK will be on hand in the original Operations - ready to answer your questions. And you can also collect a discount voucher if you plan to come back in the afternoon for the fully guided public tour at 2pm.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/raf-holmpton-bunker-tours-hods-20th

Control room at RAF Holmpton

Heritage Open Days 2014 – 20th Anniversary

  • 13 September 2014 9:30am-12:30pm

Your chance to walk round with no films or sound effects and no guides - Just take in the sights and snap as many photographs as you like - This event also re-unites some of the last Royal Observer team ever to work at RAF Holmpton and it's your chance to meet them in the actual operations room they used deep underground right up until the end of 1995 - Afterwards you can pick up a discount voucher to come back in the afternoon at 14:00 for a fully guided tour of the whole Bunker Complex. So why not make a day of it - A free visit in the morning - Meet the Observers - Lunch at the pub just 800yds away and then a Full Tour in the afternoon

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Free admission for the morning session with a discount voucher for the afternoon public tour.

Website

http://www.rafholmpton.com

Getting there

Take the A1033 to Withernsea then opposite the Total Petrol Station take the
road signed Holmpton & Underground Bunker. Follw the road 3 miles to Holmpton and then drive straight through the Village and take the 1st turn right signed RAF HOLMPTON & UNDERGROUND BUNKER, our gates are then 750yds on the left

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