50. Nuclear Bunker Open Days at Broadway Tower
Not many people realise Broadway has a Royal Observer Post & Nuclear Bunker, let alone that they're able to go down inside of it. The Nuclear Bunker in Broadway is located just 250 yards North of the Broadway Tower and was manned continuously between 1961 and 1991. The men's job inside the bunker was to detect incoming missiles and raise the alarm at the sight of enemy aircraft. In 2011 the bunker was extensively restored by the management of Broadway Tower and members of the R.O.C. Association back to how it originally looked during its operation, complete with all the original equipment. It is open to the public at weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays and the tour costs just £3.50. For that, you can handle the equipment, work the siren and discover what life was like for the Broadway volunteers inside the bunker during the height of the Cold War.
With only a few surviving bunkers left in the UK, it is a unique opportunity to experience an important part of British history. It is certainly one of the most exciting reasons to venture into Broadway.