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

Official Website

www.rafholmpton.co.uk

E-mail

Email

info@rafholmpton.com

Telephone

Visitor Information

01964 630208

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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:
AUTUMN:
Sept 14th to Nov 1st - Wed/Thur/Sat/sun - Gates 2pm - Tour 2.30pm
WINTER:
Nov 8th to Dec 20th - Saturdays 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. Follow 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

Getting there

Take the A1033 to Withernsea then opposite the Total Petrol Station take the
road signed Holmpton & Underground Bunker. Follow 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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