St Margaret’s History Society

Intrigued by the opening of the WW2 deep shelter at Fan Bay this summer? Want to know more about Sound Mirrors?

Come to the History Society talk at 7pm on the 17th November in St Margaret’s Hall to be presented by National Trust project manager Jon Barker.

The evening will begin with a short AGM followed by the talk at 7.30pm.

History Society Members Free, Visitors £3. All Welcome.

Opening times

Thank you to all our visitors and volunteer guides this year. The tunnels are now closed for the winter, they will be re-opening in March 2016.

Meanwhile we will be routinely maintaining the tunnels and looking forward to further conservation of the sound mirrors.

Exploring through drawing

Just a few of the photos from our recent walking and drawing event at Fan Bay Deep Shelter.

The event was organised as part of the Up on the Downs BIG summer festival in association with Dover Arts Development Ltd.

Further information about the event and additional photographs can be found here:

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:

National print:

Regional print:

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:

  • Friday – Monday until 1st November. 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.