Things to see & do
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The 'Pagodas' are Laboratories 4 and 5 of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment (AWRE) site. The buildings in this area are highly unstable and contain deep pits and drops.
For this reason you can only get close to the 'Pagodas' on a guided tour, when a warden will make sure you're safe.
On a standard visit you can follow the Red Trail to the edge of the AWRE site and see inside Laboratory 1, which gives you a good idea of the interior of the labs as they were all based on the same basic design principle - to contain an explosion.
You've got to see...
Sea thrift flowers in the salt-marsh, skylarks sing on high, sheep's sorrel turns the shingle red...
Mad as a...
After Easter brown hares are still frisky. You might even see them box.
Butterflies flutter and stoats and weasels play. Just a heads up - summer is our busiest time.
Barn owl and marsh harrier hunt in the low autumnal sun. Migrating waders and wildfowl stop by.
A helping hand
Our team of volunteers have a wealth of knowledge about the site. Stop them for a chat.
Don't be disappointed...
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Things to remember
- Bombs were dropped and are still here - keep to the visitor trails!
- There's no tea-room so bring your own food and drink
- It's much bigger than you think - be suited and booted for walking
- The weather can change suddenly and dramatically - be prepared
- If it's your first visit allow at least three hours to look around
- We can sell out of tickets so arrive early to avoid disappointment