Open Day at Buckminster Bunker

Buckminster nuclear monitoring station

We shall be at the Buckminster Nuclear Bunker open day this Sunday, 15th Oct, 10am-4pm at Buckminster Village Hall, where you will also find displays about the Cold War and civil defence. Trips to the bunker start from here - you can just visit the site or climb down and see what's underground. This underground nuclear monitoring station opened in 1961, to give warning of any air attack and to monitor any nuclear fall out. It was decommissioned in 1991 and is now restored as a heritage attraction and reminder of the UK's recent (and often forgotten) history.