We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

61 Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
+44 161 474 1940
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Fascinating visit - really got a good sense of what it must have been like

Received warm welcome. The tunnels are reasonably well set out with placards/displays but would... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
simonr181
,
Reading, United Kingdom
Fantastically informative.

We visited today for the first time & we were not disappointed. Upon entering we received a warm... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Curlypops1980
,
Warrington, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 433 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Carved into the natural sandstone cliffs, the intriguing network of underground tunnels offers visitors an unparalleled insight into life in wartime Britain in the 1940's. Visitors have the opportunity of learning about the experiences of local people during the war from the displays in the tunnels and from the state-of -the-art audio-guides and to find mementos of the 1940's in our shop. Keep up to date by following our museums on Facebook at facebook.com/stockportmuseums and Twitter at @SMBC_Museums.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“audio guide” (35 reviews)
“war years” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
61 Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 161 474 1940
Write a ReviewReviews (433)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"audio guide"
in 35 reviews
"war years"
in 11 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 43 reviews
"bunk beds"
in 9 reviews
"second world war"
in 15 reviews
"red sandstone"
in 7 reviews
"evening tour"
in 6 reviews
"extended tour"
in 5 reviews
"bombing raids"
in 5 reviews
"family tour"
in 5 reviews
"self guided"
in 7 reviews
"own pace"
in 15 reviews
"paying adult"
in 5 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 7 reviews
"school trip"
in 10 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 11 reviews
"excellent attraction"
in 5 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 431 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Received warm welcome. The tunnels are reasonably well set out with placards/displays but would recommend the audio tour to get the best out of it. I couldn't, but would have liked to do the extended guided tour they offer.

Thank simonr181
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today for the first time & we were not disappointed. Upon entering we received a warm welcome from the two ladies inside. We paid £5 per adult & £3 odd for my Mum who’s classed as a concession. After paying we were handed...More

Thank Curlypops1980
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit. Doesn't cost a fortune and ideal for adults and children. Fascinating place and learnt a lot.

1  Thank mashworth71
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We took our grandchildren to,see the air raid shelters. The guide was fabulous, knowledgeable and entertaining. As well as the grandchildren we were fascinated to see the conditions people had lived through during the two world wars. The actual size and depth of the shelters...More

1  Thank Polly h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Very interesting and informative visit to see how people lived during the war. We really enjoyed the experience.

1  Thank Malcolm W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Very informative, and what an eyeopener into the past! Can really get a feel of what people had to go through.

Thank Alison O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We loved to see, how the people of Stockport survived ww2! Amazing, how the underground tunnels were built! I believe if these hadn't been built, so many more deaths in Stockport & surrounding areas! Credit to the builders!

1  Thank Roma G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Very different from any museum I've ever visited, the Air Raid Shelters consist of a series of tunnels dug out under the centre of Stockport during the opening stages of the Second World War. The tunnels have been preserved pretty much as they were in...More

Thank kevinU4567GQ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 November 2017

These tunnels cut into new red sandstone were reminiscent of Liverpool's Williamson tunnels. Took the extended tour which showed highlights of the artefacts from 80 years ago. It gave a glimpse into what life must have been like down there.

Thank Robert B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A real eye opener; how Stockportonians (Mad Hatters) lived / survived during the Second World War. Carved into the natural sandstone cliffs, the intriguing network of underground tunnels offers visitors an unparalleled insight into life in wartime Britain in the 1940's.

Thank McCraggly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
12345644
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 14 hotels in Stockport
Travelodge Stockport hotel
120 reviews
.29 km away
Premier Inn Stockport Central Hotel
487 reviews
.40 km away
Holiday Inn Express Stockport
178 reviews
.46 km away
Trivelles Mayfair
114 reviews
1.54 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Aquila Nera Ristorante
101 reviews
.10 km away
Leonardo's
59 reviews
.19 km away
Rozafa Greek Restaurant
244 reviews
.11 km away
Rhode Island Coffee
69 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Plaza
511 reviews
.16 km away
Robinsons Brewery
387 reviews
.31 km away
Hat Works Museum of Hatting
259 reviews
.25 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Roy S
23 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from TraceyP648 | Reviewed this property |
HI Roy I don't recall seeing any it's on a busy road. They have school tours so there must be? best to call them. Regards Tracey.
1
Vote
Julie L
24 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from edwardbear80 | Reviewed this property |
It depends which tour you choose the standard self guided which is shorter would not be to bad as its mostly flatish but it depends how bad your walking problem is. The longer guided with them is quite a lot longer and more... More
1
Vote
AmyMaudRose
19 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from edwardbear80 | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes it would be interesting but the film beforehand could be a drag as it goes on a bit, not sure about a coat we were fine in just a thin jacket.
2
Votes
PreviousNext
123