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We visited with my 26 year old son. It was fascinating. One of the best days out I've had for ages... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Claire T
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Hornsea
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Brilliantly terrifying

Being old enough to remember the Cold War, I found the bunker nostalgic and unsettling in equal... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
fearnside84
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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Your chance to visit this massive underground bunker a home to RAF defence for over 60 years. Self explore format with our team on hand to answer questions and provide live demonstrations.
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Rysome Lane, Holmpton HU19 2RG, England
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+44 1964 775069
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited with my 26 year old son. It was fascinating. One of the best days out I've had for ages. The history is so recent and I found it disturbing that this was happening in my life time and it's unsettling to think what's...More

Thank Claire T
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Claire, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a pleasant review. Visitor satisfaction is extrememly important to us as its only the entry fees that keep the bunker maintained and preserved, we receive no state or grant funding. Its...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Being old enough to remember the Cold War, I found the bunker nostalgic and unsettling in equal measure. It's perfectly preserved, with huge numbers of original items of equipment to look at. It's far bigger than you'd imagine, easily enough to fill a couple of...More

Thank fearnside84
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the positive review, its always a pleasure to hear that our visitors enjoy their time in the bunker. We do try to interact with everyone who comes in, and we do try to keep our younger visitors engaged and entertained...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After our visit to fort Paull a few months back we noticed this on the way home. We decided to pay it a visit and we were not disappointed. On entering the museum we firstly came face to face with the "bunker cat" and then...More

Thank Claire D
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Claire, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a positive and detailed review. Its very satisfying to know that you enjoyed your visit, and we do try to interact with everyone who comes to see the bunker. We're always...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I grew up in the area and we never knew the extent of this bunker. We knew it was a radar station as we could see the rotating sensors but had no idea about the vast underground network of rooms below the ordinary looking bungalow....More

Thank Climber109997
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for leaving us such positive feedback, there's no one better qualified to answer our visitors questions about the bunker than the veterans who actually served here during the cold war and we really appreciate their support in the bunker every weekend....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to visit the bunker with no expectations and was blown away with the facility . Excellent experience with lots of information and really eye opening. Can totally recommend.

Thank sue08112018
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sue, its good to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Visitor satisfaction is extremely important to us as its only the entry fees that keep the bunker maintained and preserved. Thank you very much for your kind words, we really appreciate the positive feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem of a place, found this so interesting spent a good few hours looking around this place. Would recommend this attraction.

Thank Rex355
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Rex, its always a pleasure to read positive feedback from our visitors. Its good to know you enjoyed looking around the bunker and would recommend us to others. Thank you so much for the nice review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mixture of feelings and thoughts on this one fabulous historical value yet don't know if I found it could attract millions more visitors due to the short visit and lack of people to guide and inform visitors of questions no drinks or food available yet...More

Thank Sam G
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sam, I'm very surprised that you failed to encounter our staff on your visit, there are always at least two and often three guides in the bunker when we are open, plus Sylvia on reception. We all wear uniforms so should be easy to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scary to find out what goes off underground with us all being blissfully unaware. Fantastic staff, great place to explore, learn and remember the 4 minute warning adds!More

Thank Carl H
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Carl, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave us great feedback. Thank you for the kind comments about our staff, we are very honoured to have our veterans who served here on the team to meet our visitors, and we do try...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't know what to expect here and what we found was fantastic. Staff were lovely and informative. Very interstingMore

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John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lizzy, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. It's really good to hear you enjoyed your visit, and also a pleasure for us to meet a family who are so interested in our cold war history. Thanks again for the nice...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018

RAF Holmpton is a very interesting bunker, originally used as a Radar station and converted to a nuclear bunker during the Cold War. Sold into private hands in 2016, it is now set up as a museum staffed by volunteers who used to actually work...More

Thank Catherine G
John S, Custodian at VISIT THE BUNKER - RAF Holmpton, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Hi Catherine, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a pleasent and detailed review. I'm sure other Tripadvisor users will find your comments helpful. Its good to hear that you enjoyed your visit, we're very lucky to have some of our veterans...More

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Reggiestanley
12 September 2018|
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Response from andrew300baker | Reviewed this property |
They are a bit strange best thing to do is ring them I would recommend the night one on Wednesday you go where the public don’t go in the day time parking is not good so give your self time.
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Response from Vonnie2162 | Reviewed this property |
£8.00 for adults. well worth the money 👍
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Response from Highspy-1 | Reviewed this property |
3 hours would do it
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