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Defence of the Nation Museum and Education Centre

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Underground safari

I confess to being totally unprepared beforehand for the sheer scale and complexity of the effort... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Jeremy B
London, United Kingdom
Interesting history

I took my boys to see the tunnels and we all thought it was very enlightening . They probably need... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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25 Jun 2018
“Underground safari”
25 Feb 2018
“Interesting history”
Our museum aims to show Thanet's role during wartime. Starting with the anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation. We also have exhibits from non-military services Medical, Police of that era. We are located inside the Ramsgate Tunnels (you do not have...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
| Ramsgate Tunnels, Marina Esplanade, Ramsgate CT11 8FH, England
+44 7591 049788
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

I confess to being totally unprepared beforehand for the sheer scale and complexity of the effort that went into creating this subterranean labyrinth of tunnels, shafts and stairwells that so magnificently protected Ramsgate's citizens during the war. Such an evocative and slightly humbling step back...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I took my boys to see the tunnels and we all thought it was very enlightening . They probably need to create a warmer haven for coffee drinkers though as that might put people off. Good value tour nevertheless

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank mlangmead
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Excellent guide with a passion for the tunnels part in history, a must for children, to see the part in the second world war played by the tunnels, and as a train station.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Enthusiastic volunteers have opened up these tunnels under the town and give a fascinating insight into what it was like to shelter and even live underground during WW2. Wear sensible shoes as ground is a bit uneven in places, but not a problem

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank tc2810
Reviewed 13 September 2017

An excellent local guide explained the fascinating history of a large network of tunnels with railway and war time connections. Takes over an hour, walk a couple of miles on the level, modest entry fee. Educational for all ages. Recommended my me!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank kevinE3565NE
Reviewed 4 September 2017

we was looking forward to visiting but sadly although this place is steeped in history, there were bits we couldn't visit due to a problem and they could have made it a little more interesting. We have visited many places like this and always enjoyed...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank lisa c
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Went on a guided tour of the tunnels. Absolutely amazing to see how the people of Ramsgate survived the war and how they lived. Only started recently but full marks to all concerned and the guide. Take a jacket and good walking shoes

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Peter1941
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I think you will now see this as Ramsgate Tunnels. We were in Ramsgate to see the Tunnels, which are Very Good, if you love your History or lived in Ramsgate during WW2.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Roger97544
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Definately worth a visit. As they open up more of the tunnels, it will be worth a second visit for sure.

Date of experience: August 2016
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