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!
Goodbye Lenin! Film Screening and Tour of York Cold War Bunker
Sat 18 May 2013
Experience the end of the Cold War in this tragicomic film, screened in the atmospheric Cold War Bunker as part of Museums at Night. To get a feel for the period, this screening also includes a tour of the bunker's operations room.
Pinhole Camera Family Activity Day
Fri 26 Jul 2013
In this special family session, learn how to make your own pinhole camera, experiment with photosensitive paper and get hands on with our cold war collection.
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Monument Close, York, N. Yorkshire - YO24 4HT
For just £48 a year, English Heritage members get free entry to our properties and exclusive discounts.