RAF Holmpton 2014

Updated: 10th April 2014

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April 10th - OPEN FOR EASTER HOLIDAYS - Wed 16th to Sunday 27th April EVERY DAY - Gates 2pm - Tour 2.30pm + Good Friday & Easter Monday with an extra morning tour - Gates 11am - Tour 11.30am - Please BE SURE to allow time for arrival gates are always open 30mins before advertised times.

April 10th - Please note that Radio Events have been cancelled until further notice due to Radio Station refurbishment works.
April 3rd - Saturday 7th May - Gates 7pm - Tour 7.30pm - End 9.30pm to 10pm - THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT - You are welcome to email us: events@rafholmpton.com to join the waiting list for any return tickets. 

March 26th -  Visit by members of the BP (Saltend) Society - Where past employees of BP at Saltend Hull attended for a special Morning Vist to the Bunker.

March 23rd - Visit by the Mazda MX5 Car Club Owners who joined the 'Full House' afternoon tour this Sunday.

March 22nd -   FANTASTIC GHOST HUNT TONIGHT with Compass Paranormal - Just one of 3 of these events this year at Holmpton so BE SURE to book if you want to come along - Next events July & November - SEE OUR GHOST HUNTS PAGE FOR FULL DETAILS.
March 15th - See our SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE for details of               This is your chance to join a SAFARI TOUR of the Bunker at 7pm on Saturday 17th May - Seeing things never usually seen by visitors - Details of how to book on our Events & Groups Page.

March 6th - We are currently OPEN EVERY SAT/SUN - Gates 2pm Tour 2.30pm.

February 27th - Our 2014 Season got off to a great start for the Half Term Holiday and from now until Easter we will be open Every Sat & Sun - Gates 2pm - Tour 2.30pm.

February 14th -
Don't Forget - We OPEN on Saturday 15th February - Just in time for Half Term - SAT/SUN/WED/THUR - Gates 2pm - Tour 21.30pm - With our ALL NEW FAMILY FRIENDLY TOUR.
January 30th - A REAL bit of History - It's 1975 - The Radar station at Holmpton has closed - Off go the explosives and down comes the 200ft CHEL Radar Tower.

January 27th - COMPLETED - Throughout the Cold War there were literally thousands of emergency warning points around the UK. Police Stations - Pubs - Hospitals - Churches and even Private Homes in isolated areas. These were all controlled from a national warning system called HANDEL and now at RAF Holmpton you will be able to see a Fully Working Console from the HANDEL system along with a display of the equipment associated with it over the years. Not only a display, but a FULLY WORKING SYSTEM the only one still in the UK.

January 27th - COMPLETED - The Historic 1960's Message Centre that was the original communications hub of the Bunker has now been fully restored. The original supervisor galleries have been re-opened exposing for the 1st time in over 40 years the original windows. The area also now displays the largest collection of authentic teleprinters in the UK and visitors will be able to see these machines springing to life during public tours.
January 1st -
Our 2014 season starts on 15th February for the Half Term Week - Bringing with it a Host of New Features for the New Season - New Films - New Presentations & Demonstrations including a massive new screen in the RAF Support Command Cinema and a New Show in our Main Auditorium.

January 1st -   We are also pleased to introduce our new Family Friendly Tour for 2014 which will feature on 'What the Bunker Did' as opposed to our past theme of what might have happened. So some of the more scary stuff has gone as we concentrate on the more human side of the story. The only restriction is that the tour is not suitable for under 5's as it's still 1hr 45mins underground which is just too much for them, and if they get upset it spoils the visit for everyone else and is not fair on the little ones. So parents please note and just bring them back when they are 6 !