Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The complex of underground rooms - over 32,000 sq feet - was built at the height of the Cold War, and then rebuilt in the 1980s at a staggering cost for the time of over £32 million.
Hack Green was declassified in 1993 and now serves as a fascinating museum that gives modern visitors a glimpse into a bygone world of secret cyphers, attack preparedness, and decontamination facilities.
Within the complex of rooms are a government communication centre, authentic equipment used to detect and monitor nuclear threats, a cypher room, radio room, and a labyrinth of corridors leading to dormitories and administrative facilities.
See a recreation of a Russian missile control room, a BBC studio, and numerous audio-visual presentations that give you an authentic taste of what life was like during the height of Cold War hysteria.
There is a special 'Soviet Spy Mouse Trail' for children - and, speaking from personal experience, our 10-year-old daughter loved it!
There is nothing quite like Hack Green; its an extraordinary place to visit, and sheds light on a strange and eerie world, when the threat of nuclear war was a constant and very real menace.
As of this writing, the bunker is open daily during spring, summer, and autumn, but please check the website for official opening times.
Most photos are available for licensing, please contact Britain Express image library.
About Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker
Address: French Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire, England, CW5 8AQ
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: Off the A530 Whitchurch road, south of Nantwich. For satnavs use the postcode 'CW5 8BL'.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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