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
13 May 2018 14:00 - 17:00 Available
10 June 2018 14:00 - 17:00 Available
8 July 2018 14:00 - 17:00 Available
12 August 2018 14:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Second World War Walk 2018

Sun 13 May 2018
11:00-13:00
Discover Coleshill's hidden Second World War history on this informative walk through village, woods and parkland at the home of the British Resistance.

Second World War Operational Base Open Afternoon 2018

Sun 13 May 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 13 May 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.

Circus Skills Workshop

Sat 26 May 2018
11:00-12:00
Why not try something you've never done before? Circus skills are great fun whether you're big or small, so why not give it a try?

Mad Hatters Tea Party

Sat 26 May 2018
11:00-13:00
Join Alice and the Mad Hatter on a fun filled magical journey to Wonderland. There will be puzzles to solve, mysteries to unravel and a tea party to attend!

Great Barn Arts Festival 2018

Sat 26 May 2018
11:00-23:00
The Great Barn is hosting a family friendly Festival of the Arts, offering a wide variety of separately ticketed events ranging from Shakespeare to drumming, medieval storytelling to Comedians.