Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker, Kelvedon Hatch

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The Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker at Kelvedon Hatch, in the Borough of Brentwood in the English county of Essex, is a large underground bunker maintained during the Cold War as a potential regional government headquarters. Since being decommissioned in 1992, the bunker has been open to the public as a tourist attraction, with a museum focusing on its Cold War history.
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  • This place is BRILLIANT! We visited on a Saturday afternoon and did not see another soul the whole way round. Loved the ‘honesty box’ method of paying. Hope all visitors honour that. We arrived....  more
    This place is BRILLIANT! We visited on a Saturday afternoon and did not see another soul the whole way round. Loved the ‘honesty box’ method of paying. Hope all visitors honour that. We arrived....  more »
  • A true time capsule of a pivotal moment in history--don't miss it and keep a lookout for Maggie Thatcher! 
    A true time capsule of a pivotal moment in history--don't miss it and keep a lookout for Maggie Thatcher!  more »
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  • Interesting and eye opening! Well worth a visit. Suitable for kids, if they like their history. Wheelchair accessible and lots of parking. Pay on exit. Cards accepted at the self-service till.
  • The bunker is disguised as a cabin from the outside. Facilities were surprisingly clean and well maintained. Lots of interesting material and facts. Only downside was it's in the middle of nowhere, quick and easy to ride an uber going in but coming back to town was quite the hurdle as there are no cabs or ubers around the vicinity. But overall it was a lovely and interesting surprise. The environment felt safe.

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