Bunker Tours - RAF Holmpton - 2014

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

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 FOR THE 2014 AS FOLLOWS
Feb 15th to Feb 23rd - Every Day - Gates 2pm - Tour 2.30pm
Mar 1st to Apr 13th - Sat/Sun - Gates 2pm - Tour 2.30pm
Apr 16th to Apr 27th - Every Day - Gates 2pm - Tour 2.30pm
+ Good Friday & Holiday Monday - Gates 11am & 2pm - Tours 11.30am & 2.30pm
May 3rd 4th 5th - Every Day - Gates 2pm - Tour 2.30pm
+ Holiday Monday - Gates 11am & 2pm - Tours 11.30am & 2.30pm
May 6th to May 23rd - Closed
May 24th to June 1st - Every Day - Gates 2pm - Tour 2.30pm
+ Holiday Monday - Gates 11am & 2pm - Tours 11.30am & 2.30pm
Jun 7th to July 20th - Wed/Thur/Sat/Sun - Gates 2pm - Tour 2.30pm
Jul 23rd to Aug 28th - Every Day - Gates 2pm - Tour 2.30pm
+ Holiday Monday - Gates 11am & 2pm - Tours 11.30am & 2.30pm
Aug 30th to Oct 19th - Wed/Thur/Sat/sun - Gates 2pm - Tour 2.30pm
Oct 25th to Nov 1st - Every Day - Gates 2pm - Tour 2.30pm
Nov 8th to Nov 29th - Sat/Sun - 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.
Museums at Night

EXCLUSIVE BUNKER SAFARI TOUR

  • 17 May 2014 7:30-10pm
Sorry, fully booked

THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT BUT YOU CAN EMAIL US TO GO ON AWAITING LIST FOR POSSIBLE RETURN TICKETS:
Join Our Curator for a Totally Exclusive Special SAFARI TOUR into parts of the former RAF COMMAND BUNKER never usually open to visitors - Tunnels/Plant Rooms/Control Systems/Filter Rooms etc - An In depth 2 hour Visit to Celebrate Museums At Night 2014.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£10 per person for this EXCLUSIVE EVENT - 20 Places Only - To Book email: events@rafholmpton.com

Website

http://www.rafholmpton.com

Control room at RAF Holmpton

Heritage Open Days 2014 – 20th Anniversary

  • 13 September 2014 9:30am-12:30pm

RAF Holmpton was the very last place in the UK where members of the now disbanded Royal Observer Corps 'ROC' worked as part of our Early Warning System against nuclear attack. This events re-unites some of the last team ever to work at RAF Holmpton and it's your chance to come along (FREE) and meet them in the actual operations room they used deep underground right up until the end of 1995.
Our cinema will also be showing some authentic ROC Films and you can also pick up a discount voucher to come back in the afternoon at 14:00 for a fully guided tour of the whole Bunker Complex.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Free admission for afternoon tour with discount voucher.

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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