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Clifford Road Air Raid Shelter Museum Ipswich | Community Directory

Clifford Road Air Raid Shelter Museum Ipswich

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PUBLIC

2020 OPENING TIMES

CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

General Details

Discovered in 1989, the Clifford Road air raid shelter is a unique example of public shelters which were once common place in towns during the second world war. The shelter has been equipped as a 2nd World War museum and is open to the public. An education service provides special facilities for school parties of all ages.

Who to contact

Name
Museum Co-ordinator
Telephone
01473 251605
School Holidays: 01473 431156
Fax
01473 221224
Email
office@cliffordroad.suffolk.sch.uk
Website
https://www.cliffordroadschool.org.uk/air-raid-shelter-museum/

Where to go

Address
Clifford Road Air Raid Shelter Museum
Clifford Road Primary School
Clifford Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP4 1PJ
Area served
Ipswich
Parking details
There is ample parking in the playground via the Woodville Road entrance

Days & Times

See our website for further details

Other details

Cost Details
Adults - £2.50 Concessionary - £2 Children - £1 Family (2 Adults and up to four children) - £7 Group bookings of 10 or more by appointment - £2.50
Age Groups
Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
Notes

The shelter was built in Ipswich during the first three months of the war, and was unusually robust compared to other public provisions. This was partly due to the efforts of the controversial local MP, Richard Stokes, who campaigned for massive public air-raid shelters to be built under Alexandra Park. After the war, the shelter was sealed up and largely forgotten. It was re-discovered in 1989, when workmen excavating a small pond for the school found one of the original entrances. To everyone's surprise the tunnels were in first class condition.

Last Updated
02/04/2021

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