Air Raid Shelters
Step back in time to 1940s wartime Britain
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.
In 1996 Stockport Council re-opened the shelters as a visitor attraction, and the unique award-winning museum is one of Stockport’s best loved attractions. Carved into the natural sandstone cliffs, the intriguing network of underground tunnels offer visitors an unparalleled insight into life in wartime Britain in the 1940s.
Having completed essential maintenance and renovation during May this year, visitors will be able to enjoy new facilities including stories of local people who shared the wartime experience, a state-of-the-art audio guide, and a new reception area and themed shop.
For more information please call: 0161 474 1940.