Media frenzy

Our big opening day has been a huge success and the press attention has been exhausting but highly supportive. A selection of articles and broadcast sequences are linked below:

Broadcast news:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-33592696

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33590428

http://www.itv.com/news/2015-07-20/network-of-secret-wartime-tunnels-beneath-white-cliffs-of-dover-to-open-to-public/

http://news.sky.com/story/1521877/churchills-secret-wwii-tunnels-open-to-public

National print:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3167510/Secret-network-tunnels-constructed-White-Cliffs-Dover-help-stop-German-ships-moving-freely-Channel-World-War-II-reopens-public-time-40-years.html

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jul/20/churchill-wartime-tunnels-dover-national-trust

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/forgotten-world-war-two-tunnels-under-white-cliffs-of-dover-to-reopen-10400433.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/tourism/11750370/WWII-time-capsule-under-the-White-Cliffs-of-Dover-opens-to-the-public.html

http://www.express.co.uk/travel/activity/593873/Tunnel-vision-is-focused-on-war

http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/20/inside-churchills-secret-tunnels-passages-under-white-cliffs-of-dover-opened-for-first-time-in-40-years-5304024/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-26/fan-bay-deep-shelter-within-white-cliffs-of-dover-opens/6648952

http://abcnews.go.com/International/inside-long-abandoned-british-world-war-ii-tunnels/story?id=32570474

Regional print:

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/dover/news/tunnels-40416

http://www.dover-express.co.uk/VIDEO-Look-inside-Second-World-War-tunnels-hidden/story-27448217-detail/story.html

http://www.dover-express.co.uk/pictures/Fan-Bay-Deep-Shelter/pictures-27448222-detail/pictures.html

Open sesame

The big day has arrived! After 18 months of blood, sweat and tears by our amazing team of volunteers, contractors, engineers, surveyors, archaeologists, photographers, videographers, bloggers and managers, YOU can now finally visit this incredible time capsule hidden beneath The White Cliffs of Dover.

Opening times:

  • Everyday 20 July – 7 September. Tours every 30 minutes from 10:30 – 16:00.

All visits to the tunnels are by timed ticket (including members).  Tickets can be booked on arrival at the visitor reception, or if you are making a special journey you can book in advance. There is a limited number of spaces available each day so an early sell-out is likely.

Landscaping

The final touches

Be the first… tickets now on sale!

With just under a month to go before Fan Bay Deep Shelter opens to the public, the switch has been thrown activating our online ticketing system… pre-book your tickets now!

The grand opening day on Monday 20th July 2015 is set to be a day of celebration. Join the excitement as we reveal the tunnels to the press and the public and be one of the first to experience the adventure of a hard hat, torch lit tour of this incredible time capsule hidden beneath The White Cliffs of Dover.

Opening times:

  • Everyday 20 July – 7 September. Tours every 30 minutes from 10:30 – 16:00.

All visits to the tunnels are by timed ticket (including members).  Tickets can be booked on arrival at the visitor reception, or if you are making a special journey you can book in advance. There is a limited number of spaces available each day so an early sell-out is likely.