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WW2 Bombing Decoy Bunker Open Day (20/09/20 (20th September 2020) – 10:00 to 14:00) Fully Booked

WW2 Bombing Decoy Bunker Open Day

Sunday 20th September 2020 | 10:00am to 2:00pm

free to view

all ages welcome

A rare chance to see inside the Decoy bunker situated within Moors Valley, 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.

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.

*Due to Covid-19 and the need to social distance we are booking slots for 6 people every 15 minutes, between 10am and 2pm. Slots can be booked online, in person or by calling 01425 470721. The volunteers will ensure social distancing by limiting numbers inside the actual bunker and asking all visitors to respect the one way system and the other procedures in place.*

Dogs welcome on leads only.
Please note – access inside the bunker for mobility scooters is not possible due to space restrictions. Access for wheelchairs is dependent on the size of the chair.
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.