Stockport Air Raid Shelters

61 Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE
61 Chestergate Stockport England SK1 1NE GB

These air raid shelters have been imaginatively restored to give visitors a feel of how people struggled during the war in the 1940s. A network of tunnels, nearly one mile long, provided air raid shelter for over 6,500 men, women and children during the Second World War.

Explore this fascinating underground network and experience how life was beneath Stockport’s streets. See how the shelters were fitted with electric lights, wooden benches, bunk beds, wardens’ posts, first aid posts and a 16-seater toilet.

Learn why everyone had to have a gas mask and why they had to carry it with them wherever they went.

Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday: 1pm – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Monday: CLOSED, except for bank holidays 11am – 5pm

Photo Credits: Image Supplied Courtesy of Stockport Council.
© Image Copyright Stockport County Council

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