Second World War Walk 2018

Discover Coleshill's hidden Second World War history on this informative walk through village, woods and parkland at the home of the British Resistance.

  • Booking essential

Coleshill House was the hush hush headquarters of Churchill's secret army, or the Auxiliers. Discover the detailed history of their training and visit some of the remaining Second World War features around the village, including the Guard House and the original prototype underground training bunker or operational base (OB). Plus, check out our newly built and refurbished replica "funk hole" and see our new display of artefacts including a rare copy of a Stand-Down letter.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £5.00
  • Child £2.50

The basics

Booking details
Call 01793 762209
Suitability
Children welcome (12+)
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Park and meet at the Coleshill Estate Office car park.
What to bring and wear
Please wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Flat sturdy shoes/boots/ wellingtons advisable.
Accessibility
This is a fairly long, flat walk through the village, woods and fields.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
16 September 2018 10:00 - 12:00 Available
6 October 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Rachel Coltman
Email
rachel.coltman@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01793 762209

Upcoming events

School Holiday Activities - River Dipping on the River Cole

Tue 21 Aug 2018
14:00-16:00
Join us for a short walk along the River Cole and some river dipping? See what you can discover in the water with one of our nets and we'll help you work out what it is.

Practical Lime Skills for Homeowners 1 Day Course

Fri 24 Aug 2018
08:45-16:30
Join us for our first Practical Lime Skills for Homeowners course.

Second World War Operational Base Open Afternoon 2018

Sun 09 Sep 2018
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 Afternoons 2018

Sun 09 Sep 2018
14:00-17:00
Ever wondered how grain is turned into flour? Visit our restored mill at Coleshill and find out more... you can also explore our replica Second World War Operational Base which will be open this afternoon.

CANCELLED History & Heritage Weekend at Great Coxwell

Sat 15 Sep 2018
11:00-15:00
*please note this event is cancelled

Second World War Walk 2018

Sun 16 Sep 2018
10:00-12:00
Discover Coleshill's hidden Second World War history on this informative walk through village, woods and parkland at the home of the British Resistance.