York Cold War Bunker

Access

Advanced Booking

Entry to the bunker is by guided tour only and pre-booking is required. The tours take place every hour and last approximately one hour.

Some of our sites can get very busy, especially on Bank Holidays. Our busiest times are between 11am and 2pm, so if you prefer to visit at a quieter time you may wish to visit outside of these hours.

Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket will still be free. Please remember to bring your English Heritage membership card with you. Members are able to book tickets for those included in the membership only. Any additional bookings made will be chargeable on site.

Please remember to bring your booking confirmation with you when you visit.

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Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Handrails
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Wheelchair Loan
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Site Folders
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Please ask staff for dog water bowl.
Wheelchair Access
Accessible using ramps and wheelchair lift. Please be aware that the corridors are narrow. Please note that due to health and safety regulations we can only accommodate one wheelchair in the bunker at a time.
Entrance / Set Down
Visitors with limited mobility may be set down at the entrance.
Disabled Parking
Very limited parking on site as we share parking with the local housing around the bunker.
OnSite Transport
No
Stairs
Steep stairs to main entrance and to ground level. Can be avoided by using the wheelchair entrance and chair lift.
Lift Access
Chairlift only.
Seating And Restpoints
Seating in canteen at midpoint of tour.
Pathways Surface And Gradients
Level, smooth concrete and carpet.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible Toilets
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Handrails
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Braille Guides
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Braille Signage
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Torches
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Sensory Experiences
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Please ask staff for dog water bowl.
Handling Objects
No
Audio Tours
No
Site Tours
A guided tour, enhanced by a striking 10-minute film (PG rated) and interpretation, tells the story of the Cold War’s ‘Mutually Assured Destruction’. Tours last approx 1 hour. No need to book. During summer our final tour is at 5, in winter the final tour is at 3.
Tactile Models
No
Colour Contrasts
No
Large Print
No
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Vibrating Fire Alarms
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Tour Transcripts
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Film Subtitles
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BSL Tours
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Audio Installation Transcripts
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Please ask staff for dog water bowl.
Induction Loops
No
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Sensory Experiences
No
Handling Objects
No
Basic Language Audio Tours
No
Easy Read Material
No
Large Print Material
No
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
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Bottle / Food Warming
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High Chairs
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Health And Safety
Trip Hazard
Trip hazards in doorways
Steep Slope
Steep, uneven slopes which should be avoided.
Steep Stairs
Steep stairs, with handrail.
Uneven Ground
Trip hazards in doorways
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