Scotland’s Secret Bunker Reopens Again for Tourists

26th February 2016

It’s no longer covert, but there’s still plenty of intelligence at Scotland’s Secret Bunker, which opens on Friday 26th February.

After a short winter break, the Cold War museum near St. Andrews will re-open its 3-tonne blast proof doors for the new tourist season.

Scotland’s best kept secret for decades and now a major tourist destination, the bunker is hidden beneath a farmhouse 100 feet underground and is the size of two football pitches. It was built to help safeguard Scotland during the Cold War, decommissioned in the late 1980s and opened to the public in 1994.

Visitors can tour what used to be a nuclear command centre, including a room with specialist communications equipment which would have been the main line of communication with the outside world in the event of a nuclear attack on Scotland.

The Bunker is open 7 days a week from Friday February 26th 2016 from 10am with last admission at 5pm.

As well as being open for public and school tours, the bunker is also available for hire, including as a wedding venue.

James Mitchell, Managing Director of Scotland’s Secret Bunker, commented:

“We’re excited to be throwing open our doors again to visitors, all three tonnes of them. Their mission, should they accept it, is to come and see exactly how Scotland would have been governed from the depths of Fife, and how they would have survived a nuclear attack. As well as an audio tour, we have information screens throughout the bunker which really bring the place to life for visitors.”

To find out more about Scotland’s Secret Bunker, or call 01333 310301

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