What is the location of this amazing Cold War nuclear bunker hidden in the British countryside?
PLANNING DAYS OUT AND ACTIVITIES WITH THE KIDS DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER – and there’s a hidden gem on the outskirts of Liverpool just waiting to be discovered.
Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker in Nantwich, Cheshire, is just over an hour’s drive from the city center. Children can play a game in which they must navigate around the rooms in search of the “Cold War Spy Mice,” with the goal of spotting as many mice as possible before bringing their findings to the desk for a prize.
The historical site will take tourists below to explore the Cold War’s fascinating history as well as the defensive concrete construction.
People who used to work at the bunker while it was actively battling the Soviet Union till just over 30 years ago will tell guests uncommon and sad anecdotes.
According to 2Chill, the bunker’s darker tales are not for the faint of heart, such as the medical section, which displays samples of the devastation radiation sickness causes.
“The country was divided into twelve regions, and Merseyside falls under our region, so we would have made sure that as many people as possible survived in this section, and we would have looked after you,” said Lucy Siebert, who operates a museum within the bunker.
“There are no public shelters, and there have never been any public shelters, it wasn’t like the Blitz,” she continued.
“At home, your shelter was getting under a table. If you made it this far, it was up to us to keep you alive.
“We are a command level of defense; we would know where the fallout clouds would be, where to send relief, the movement of bodies, and the distribution of medication and food.”
During the Cold War, Britain developed a secret defense strategy that would be activated in the case of a nuclear war.
Building specialized bunkers was a part of these strategies.
The secret site is now a museum with one of the greatest collections of military relics and retired nuclear weapons in the world.
The bunker’s cinema has recently been modified to broadcast the BBC’s film The War Game.
Its goal is to inform the public on what would happen in the United Kingdom if a nuclear war was declared.
Hack Green is a dog friendly attraction open seven days a week, 10am to 4pm. Tickets are not cheap. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”