Type:Museum - Military

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The Bunker started life as an RAF Early Warning Radar Station operating until 1974 - The site was refurbished in the 80's to form a new Emergency Headquarters for RAF Support Command - In 1991 the Cold War ended and the site was converted into an experimental HQ for the new UK Air CCIS System - In 2004 the first public exhibition opened - In 2014 the site was sold by the MOD into private ownership and now continues as an exhibition of it's 60 years of service with the Royal Air Force.

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Guide Prices

Adult £9
Over 65's £8
Under 16's £7
Family (2+2) £28



  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups



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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      By Road:
      From Withernsea A1033 & throughout the local area follow the Underground Bunker signs right to our gates.

      Accessible by Public Transport: Hull station is 19 miles away.

      RAF Holmpton, Rysome Lane, Holmpton, Withernsea, HU19 2RG
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      Tel01964 775069


      • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
      • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018

      Opening Times

      * Due to the corona virus the bunker is temporarily closed.
      All days listed - Open 11am - Last admissions - 4pm - Close 5pm

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