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Stockport Air Raid Shelters

January 29th, 2018 / / No Comments »

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Located just 7 miles from Manchester City Centre, Stockport Air Raid Shelters imaginatively takes you back in time to World War II. These purpose built civilian air raid shelters were used in wartime Britain allowing you to glimpse at the life underground.  Complete with the original beds, flushing toilets, kitchen facilities and even a cell for those that misbehaved, this visitor attraction works well for all the family.

Combine it with a visit to the Imperial War Museum North for those that want to know more about conflict in Britain from WWI & beyond.

 

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Stockport Air Raid Shelter

Look out for tours running that gives you the low down on life in the shelters during war time Britain. Our guide used her first hand experience of the air raid shelters as well as recounting stories & songs from the home front to truly capture the war time experience. The staff were second to none throughout our visit and helped us to make the most of our experience.

Braver visitors may want to checking out the Explorer Tours that offers you the opportunity to discover parts of the tunnels that are not accessible in the daytime in the dark! Both adult & children explorer tours are available but booking is essential as they can book up quickly.

You also have the option of self guided tours too.  More information available at Stockport Air Raid Shelters.

LOOK OUT FOR OUR Budget Guide to Manchester packed with money saving ideas to help you enjoy a visit to this popular city.

 

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By Liz Walsh

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