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Fri, 31 May


Kelvedon Hatch

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker - Essex

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Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker - Essex
Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker - Essex

Time & Location

31 May 2024, 19:00 – 01 Jun 2024, 05:00

Kelvedon Hatch, Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood CM15 0LA, UK

About the event


The bunker starting with it's role as an RAF ROTOR Station, then a brief period as a civil defence centre  through to it's most recent life as a Regional Government HQ. Designed  for up to 600 military and civilian personnel, possibly even the Prime  Minister, their collective task being to organise the survival of the  population in the awful aftermath of a nuclear war.

The Bunker had three main lives. Initially as an RAF ROTOR Station and latterly a Regional Government  Headquarters, with a brief period in the 1960’s as a civil defence  centre. There were also spare bunk beds in the tunnel, to help  accommodate some of the hundreds of civilian and military personnel that  would be stationed here in time of nuclear attack. The bunker was built  on land requisitioned from the local farmer J.A.Parrish.

Paradoxically as the heat of the Cold  War died down, the bunker and it’s ancillary systems were no longer  required by the Government, and were costing up to 3 million pounds a year to keep on standby. Upon decommissioning in 1992 the bunker was  bought back from the government by the Parrish family, at a closed bid  public auction, and hence is now privately owned.

The bunker is built 125 feet (38 m) underground and the entrance is through an ordinary-looking bungalow (a standard ROTOR 'Guard House') set amongst trees. The inside of the  bungalow leads to a 100-yard-long (91 m) tunnel entering the R4 at its  lowest floor (of three). Above are two more floors, the 'hill' which  covers it, and a radio mast some distance away.

Paranormal Investigations

The paranormal activity at Kelvedon Hatch has not gone unnoticed by enthusiasts and investigators. In 2009, the cast and crew of the popular paranormal reality TV show Most Haunted delved into the bunker's mysteries, leaving with compelling findings. Great British Ghosts, too, ventured into the depths of Kelvedon Hatch, seeking to capture the essence of the supernatural occurrences within its walls. These investigations only serve to deepen the allure and mystique surrounding this Cold War relic, where the echoes of the past persist in both history and ghostly apparitions. Within the confines of the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker, the  echoes of history intertwine with spectral apparitions, creating an  atmosphere steeped in mystery and the unexplained. 


  • Canteen with a self-serve tea, coffee and cold drinks.
  • Canteen also serves biscuits, filled rolls and soup, etc.
  • Full access and run of the bunker.
  • Full tour if required.
  • Full use of equipment - ouija boads, k2s, emf meters, etc..
  • Small groups.
  • Experienced hosts.
  • Spiritual medium for the evening.


There is parking onsite - more information will follow this before the event.


Before booking onto this event  please read our Terms and Conditions.  We  cannot offer refunds and all  ticket sales are non-transferable.


This location is unsuitable for people with mobility issues and heavily  pregnant women.

Overnight accomodation is not included.

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