Second World War Operational Base Open Afternoon 2018

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
8 July 2018 14:00 - 17:00 Available
12 August 2018 14:00 - 17:00 Available
9 September 2018 14:00 - 17:00 Available
14 October 2018 14:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Coleshill Food Festival

Sat 30 Jun 2018
11:00-18:00
Join us for a weekend of aromas, colours and tastes! Fill your hamper with local goodies from artisan producers. Enjoy something from our full bill of family entertainment.

Shakespeare's As You Like It performance

Sat 30 Jun 2018
18:30-20:00
Sun & Moon Theatre's latest open-air production is an uplifting, wondrous adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It.

Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' performance and dinner package

Sat 30 Jun 2018
18:30-22:30
Enjoy a fantastic value theatre and dinner package, performed in the stunning Walled Garden of Coleshill Organics. Enjoy a cocktail, soak in the view of the rolling Oxfordshire hills and enjoy Shakespeare at its best.

Second World War Operational Base Open Afternoon 2018

Sun 08 Jul 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 08 Jul 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.

Second World War Walk 2018

Thu 12 Jul 2018
18:00-20:00
Discover Coleshill's hidden Second World War history on this informative walk through village, woods and parkland at the home of the British Resistance.