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Fan Bay Deep Shelter restoration

Visiting the tunnels

Fan Bay Deep Shelter is now open to the public for the first time.  You can find out more about how to visit the tunnels on our visitor information page, including how to book an advanced ticket and some of the safety information you need to read before you arrive.

Volunteer open days

A passion for history

Thinking of volunteering? We still need more volunteers to help at Fan Bay. Why not come along to one of our open days and find out more about what's involved?

  • 13 and 22 September, all 10am -2pm, at South Foreland Lighthouse.

Please send us an e-mail us or give us a call on 01304 207326 if you'd like to come and we'll send you some more information.

Volunteering at Fan Bay Deep Shelter

Help us share this special place

Help us share this special place

We're still looking for more guides to help open the tunnels to the public, so if you think that you'd like to get involved, why not get in touch with us? We have written some volunteer role profiles to help you find out a bit more about what's involved.

Volunteer tunnel guide  or Volunteer greeter

Gentle conservation

Rusting history

We've have worked to make the tunnels safe for visitors without losing the atmosphere of this special place. Today you'll see the tunnels largely as they were when we first explored them in 2013.

Sound Mirrors

We're have also uncovered the sound mirrors next to the underground shelter at Fan Bay. Removing the spoil that was used to cover them in the 1970's revealing these historic structures for all to see.

Project blog

You can find out more about the project on our project blog, which records the work that has been done to restore the tunnels and prepare them for opening.