York Cold War Bunker - English Heritage

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Monument Close
North Yorkshire
YO24 4HT

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!

Further information

Opening Hours:

3 November 2014 - 29 March 2015 Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday Closed Thursday Closed Friday Closed Saturday Closed Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


Adult £6.60 Child (5-15 years) £4.00 Concession are you eligible? £5.90 Entrance by guided tour only, at the following times: 1000, 11.15, 11.45, 13.00, 14.15 and 15.00. Tours last approximately 1 hour. No need to book. Weekdays and Saturdays: Admission for schools and groups only. Booking 14 days in advance, minimum fee applies.


  • English Heritage
  • Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments
  • Historic Scotland

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Public car park
  • Members/Friends facilities offered
  • Education facilities available

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