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Air Raid Shelters

Come and experience life as it was during a ‘black out’ in wartime Britain and experience the sights and sounds of the home front.

Opened in 1939, the shelters were the largest purpose-built civilian air raid shelters in the country designed to provide shelter for up to 6,500 people.

This labyrinth of tunnels under part of the town centre provided shelter, and a way of life for families from in and around Stockport through the dark days of the Blitz.

Self-Guided Tours

Available 1pm through to 4pm (weekdays) 10am – 4pm Saturdays, 11am – 4pm Sundays (closed Mondays)

Family Tours

2.00pm Saturdays and Sundays – Fun for all the family!

Explore Stockport Air Raid Shelters. Listen to stories and learn the history of the tunnels. Suitable for all ages. (booking essential)

Family Tours and Self-Guided Tours Prices*

£4.75 – Adults
£3.50 – Concessions / under 16s
Free – Leisure Key / under 5s

Explorer Tours (evening)

Fully guided public tours on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 pm and lasts approximately 1½ hours, visiting parts of the tunnels not accessible in the daytime. (booking essential)

Explorer Tours (evening) Prices*

£6.50 – Adults
£5.50 – Children and Concessions

Children’s Explorer Tours

Exciting children’s version of our ever popular Explorer Tours. Brave the darkened tunnels as you go back in time and experience the life of a child during the war. Times 6.45pm – 8pm for ages 7+ (booking essential – please ring for further details)

Children’s Explorer Tours Prices*

£3.95 – per child,
£3.00 – accompanying adults

Guided Group Tours

This unique site will provide your group with a memorable visit that truly brings ‘The Home Front’ to life. .

*Prices as from 1 April 2014

Our Opening Hours Are:

8.00am - 6.00pm
8.00am - 6.00pm
8.00am - 6.00pm
8.00am - 6.00pm
8.00am - 6.00pm

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