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Hidden in Plain Sight: Nuclear Bunker Tour

When? 18 May 2024
Where? Nothe Fort - Weymouth

  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Nuclear Bunker Tour

‌Hidden in Plain Sight: Revealing the story behind Nothe Fort's secret nuclear bunker through an interactive guided tour.

Nothe Fort invites you to explore Weymouth’s hidden secret and help us discover where to go next.

This interactive tour is an opportunity to see, experience and take part in the system that was put in place by the local authority to enable a select number of people to survive a nuclear strike and begin reconstruction of local infrastructure afterwards.

In 1983, unbeknown to the local community, part of Nothe Fort was secretly converted into a local authority emergency control centre as part of the UK's defence preparations for nuclear war. Accommodation, control, and operations rooms were created for local council employees who would have taken control of disaster relief and reconstruction in the event of a nuclear war. The existence of the centre was known by very few people at the time and knowledge of its existence is still limited today.

Come and join our friendly and knowledgeable team of volunteers for a unique insight into how the local authority used this much-loved community restored Victorian fort during the latter part of the Cold War.

We have recently passed the expression of interest stage of our National Lottery grant application to further develop the nuclear bunker. We would love your feedback on this tour and for you to play a real part on where we next take the Nothe Fort nuclear bunker experience.

Free with your General Admission ticket/covered by Annual Passes.

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Nothe Fort

Barrack Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8UF

Tel: 01305 766626

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