Gravesend’s Cold War bunker is located within Woodlands park and was originally known as Civil Defence Region 6.
The bunker was an underground command post, built in 1954, from which Gravesend’s rescue and emergency services were to be co-ordinated in the event of a nuclear attack. Its 13 rooms contained power and ventilation plant, communications areas for the command staff and various dormitories.
Refurbished and re-equipped to look as it was in the 1950s, the bunker gives the visitor the chance to experience its atmosphere and glimpse into Cold War England. Exhibits include a domestic fallout room, communications room and a replica radiation monitoring post.
Adults – £5.00
Child age 12-15 £3.00
Not suitable for under 12’s