York Cold War Bunker

York Cold War Bunker

York Cold War Bunker

The most modern and spine-chilling of English Heritage’s properties, the York Cold War Bunker uncovers the secret history of Britain’s Cold War. Enter the blast-proof doors and investigate the more unusual side of York’s heritage.

In active service from the 1960s–1990s the bunker was designed as a nerve-centre to monitor fall-out in the event of a nuclear attack. To complete your family day out in York, why not visit nearby Clifford’s Tower and see York from above!

Don't Miss

  • The short introductory film
  • The guided tour of York Cold War Bunker
  • The decontamination room
  • A trip to the shop to stock up on English Heritage goodies




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Monument Close, York, N. Yorkshire - YO24 4HT (Directions)


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