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Secret Cold War Bunker

Gravesend

Type:Historic Site

Woodlands Park, Wrotham Road, Gravesend, KENT

Tel: +44 01474 337600

Secret Cold War Bunker

About

Underground command post, built in 1954, from which Gravesend's rescue and emergency services were to be co-ordinated in the event of a nuclear attack. Its 13 rooms contained power and ventilation plant, communications areas for the command staff and dormitories. Refurbished and re-equipped to look as it was in the 1950s, the bunker gives the visitor the chance to experience its atmosphere as it was then. Exhibits include a domestic fallout room and a replica radiation monitoring post. A government film shows the population how to protect against nuclear attack.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.By appointment only.
  • Max group size - 25
  • Min group size - 10
  • Open by appointment only

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A2. Take the A227 north, for 1.5 miles. The bunker is on the east side of Woodlands Park.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Gravesend. From platform 1, turn left into Rathmore Road, then right into Wrotham Road and continue to Woodlands Park on the right. From platform 2, turn right into Clive Road, right again into Wrotham Road. Woodlands Park is on the right.

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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