Second World War Operational Base Open Afternoon 2019

Descend into darkness and imagine life as a saboteur 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
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
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
14 July 2019 14:00 - 17:00 Available
11 August 2019 14:00 - 17:00 Available
8 September 2019 14:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

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

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Second World War Operational Base Open Afternoon 2019

Sun 14 Jul 2019
14:00-17:00
Descend into darkness and imagine life as a saboteur 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 2019

Sun 14 Jul 2019
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.

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Thu 18 Jul 2019
18:00-20:00
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