Second World War Operational Base open afternoon

Descend into darkness and imagine life as a sabateur exploring our secret underground replica bunker on this family-friendly open afternoon. Coleshill Mill will also be open so why not pay a visit and see flour being made? (Dependent on water level)

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Discover Coleshill's hidden history and explore our replica Operational Base. Learn all about Churchill's Secret Army, which was based here at Coleshill. See the displays and quiz our volunteers about the lives of the Auxiliers, their training and bravery. This underground bunker has been built by our staff and volunteers to give visitors an insight into the secret world of these unsung heroes, who were the last line of defence if Britain was invaded.

The basics

Suitability
Accompanied children welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Park at the Coleshill Estate office yard
What to bring and wear
Dress appropriately for weather conditions
Accessibility
This is an underground bunker and access can be difficult for the less mobile
Other
There is no charge for admission to the Operational Base, but donations will be accepted and appreciated

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
9 July 2017 14:00 - 17:00 Available
13 August 2017 14:00 - 17:00 Available
10 September 2017 14:00 - 17:00 Available
8 October 2017 14:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Lynda Tuckwell
Email
lynda.tuckwell@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01793 762209

Upcoming events

Second World War Operational Base open afternoon

Sun 09 Jul 2017
14:00-17:00
Descend into darkness and imagine life as a sabateur exploring our secret underground replica bunker on this family-friendly open afternoon. Coleshill Mill will also be open so why not pay a visit and see flour being made? (Dependent on water level)

Coleshill Mill open afternoon

Sun 09 Jul 2017
14:00-17:00
Ever wondered how grain is turned into flour? Visit our restored working mill at Coleshill and find out more... you can also explore our replica Second World War Operational Base which will be open this afternoon.

Second World War walk

Thu 13 Jul 2017
18:00-20:00
Discover Coleshill's hidden Second World War history on this informative autumn walk through village, woods and parkland at the home of the British Resistance.

Big Camp 2017

Sat 15 Jul 2017
14:00-23:45
Come and join us for the Big Camp at Buscot - your one chance a year to camp by the River Thames at Buscot village. Please check our website for booking details in late May.

River ramble

Sat 29 Jul 2017
14:00-15:30
Kids will love this gentle, but probably rather wet, afternoon ramble along the River Cole.

Go bats at the barn

Fri 11 Aug 2017
20:00-21:30
Visit historic Great Coxwell Barn and get up close and personal with these nocturnal creatures with the help of our local bat expert.