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Bombing Decoy Bunker Open Day [Part 2] (18/09/19 (18th September 2019) – 10:00 to 14:00)

Bombing Decoy Bunker Open Day

Wednesday 18th September 2019 | 10:00am to 2:00pm

free to view

all ages welcome

A rare chance to see inside the Generator House and Night Shelter (bunker) which was a a WW2 bombing decoy.

The bunker at Moors Valley was used during the Second World War to power and control lights to mimic the nearby RAF airfields at Hurn and Ibsley, including a 1km flare path whose location has been identified. This is an opportunity to take a closer look at the bunker which is not usually accessible to the public as part of Dorset Architectural Heritage Week.

Volunteers will be on site to explain more about how the bunker was used and tell the story of its operation, as well as the scale and importance of Decoy and Deception Techniques to the war effort.

Dogs welcome on leads only.
Entrance to the bunker is narrow so wheelchair access may not be possible.
The bunker is a dark enclosed space but there is ample daylight from the entrances.

It is a 2km walk to the bunker from the Visitor Centre. Parking charges apply.
Limited free parking is also available at Potterne Park, BH21 6RS – just 800m walk to the bunker.