Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker

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PO Box 127

  • Phone: 01270 629219

Discover the secret world of nuclear government For over 50 years this vast underground complex, remained secret, hidden on the outskirts of a sleepy Cheshire town. Declassified in 1993, the 35,000 sq ft underground bunker would have been the centre of Regional Government had nuclear war broken out. Built in the 1950's as part of a vast secret radar network codenamed 'ROTOR'. The bunker today offers a warm welcome to anyone looking for a totally different day out. Entering through massive blast doors, you will be transported into the chilling world of the Cold War. Re-built in the 1980's at a cost of over £32 million, it was transformed into the blastproof headquarters you can explore today. For the first time you can see the governments preparations for nuclear war and step into the lives of those who worked here. Minister of state's office, life support, communication centre, decontamination facilities, telephone exchange and much more! View original broadcasts to be transmitted on all TV channels prior to nuclear attack. Tons of authentic equipment in original settings fire the imagination, with an exciting glimpse into England's dramatic Cold War past. Learn what living conditions were like, really getting to grips with the reality of the nuclear threat. Hear the sounds, even the smells of a working Civil Defence H.Q. at the height of the Cold War. Exciting real life operation rooms and many audio-visual presentations. Two superb cinemas showing previously secret films. Explore the labyrinth of spooky corridors. All the family will enjoy the Hands On activities. An all weather Attraction, the bunker is a huge adventure playground in itself. Younger children can have bundles of fun as secret agents, following the Soviet Spy mouse Trail. Before ending your eye-opening tour, visit the Bunker Bistro for your survival rations. And don't miss our shop, take home a souvenir of your visit to the secret world of nuclear government.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Summer The bunker is open 7 days a week from 10.30am - 5.30pm from the 1st March 2014 - 2nd November 2014. Summer season 2015 starts 1st March 2015. Winter The bunker is open Wednesday to Sunday 11.30am - 4.30pm. Closed from 22nd December - 6th January. Re-open 7th January 2015. Open full summer hours, 7 days a week in October (18th-27th) and February (15th-25th) half term holidays.


Adults £8.25 Children (5-16 inclusive) £6.00 Family (2 adults & 2 children) £26.50 Each additional child £5.00 Disabled £6.00 Disabled Child FREE

Travel directions:

Located in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker is situated just off the A530 Whitchurch Road, a few miles outside the picturesque market town of Nantwich, and only 30 minutes from Chester. From Junction 16 on the M6 motorway take the signs to Nantwich then Whitchurch on the A530. (Follow the brown Secret Bunker signs)

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • High chairs in café/restaurant
  • Buggy parking facilities
  • Breastfeeding facilities
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Meeting room available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Conference facilities available
  • Studio/working space available
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Refreshments
  • Public car park
  • Picnic area
  • Parking for coaches
  • Cinema/film screening facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Study facilities
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Education facilities available

Facilities information:

A large museum collection and former civil defence bunker, with a gift shop and cafe serving drinks, snacks and some hot food.


  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Equipment hire available
  • Commercial filming service
  • Corporate loans service
  • Technician hire available
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Guided tours
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Special educational needs education services available
  • Support for extended schools services available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Primary school education service available

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