Copyright Robert Marshall  





15 Feet below a field on the outskirts of Portadown lies a relic of the Cold War.

The former monitoring bunker was once part of a wider network of similar structures all over the United Kingdom built to study and report the effects of Nuclear explosions and the resulting Radioactive Fallout.

Manned by Men & Women of the Royal Observer Corps, they would be expected to spend 3 weeks below ground during a Nuclear Exchange, they would have given their lives to help save ours.

The bunker was closed in 1991 but it has now been fully restored to as it would have been in the 1980’s at the height of the Cold War.

We offer you the chance to step back in time and witness how our country would have coped if the Cold War had ever turned hot.

Admission is free but we ask that you consider making a donation of any size that will go to the Royal Observer Corps Association.

As featured on :

BBC One Northern Ireland Newsline, UTV Live News.

BBC One Northern Ireland Series - Colin Murphy’s Panic Room, Home Ground & Underground Ulster.

BBC Radio 5, BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine Show, BBC Radio Ulster.


Please be aware that access to the bunker is via a ladder, there is no disabled access, children younger than 12 are not allowed access to below ground areas and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There are currently no toilet facilities. Suitable clothes/footwear must be worn.

For any further information please click on the ‘Visit’ link, to email us please click here, we aim to answer all enquiries within 24hrs.

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Click the thumbnail to see a panoramic image of the museum.......