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TICKETS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE & WHEREVER THEY ARE LISTED, BECOME AVAILABLE TO BOOK AT 12:00 ON MONDAY 13 AUGUST.  ALL TOURS ARE FREE.

Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history.  We’re really proud that once again TakeShelter! @ Downs Junior School will be part of the Heritage Open Days, England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers.

SATURDAY 15th SEPTEMBER 2018

Our open day on 15th September is a rare opportunity for the public to experience the original WW2 Air Raid Shelter that’s hidden under the playground at Downs Junior School, Brighton.  The shelter was designed to protect 300 children during bombing that took place during the school day, and the local community during the night.

Our installations & immersive videos will transport visitors back to the 1940’s, so they can experience what it was like to be a child in Brighton during the war years.

In 2017 TakeShelter! was the most visited attraction in Brighton and Hove and although we have nearly doubled our capacity we expect to be busy, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  Information about national events is available on the Heritage Open Day website and about local events on the Regency Town House website.

On our open days, visitors will be able to join guided tours of the shelters. There are 4 tours every hour and each lasts for 45 minutes.  Due to the restricted access, places on each tour are limited to 10 visitors.

BOOK YOUR FREE TOUR:  www.rth.org.uk/BHOD18

Saturday 15th September:

10:00, 10:15, 10:30, 10:45
11:00, 11:15, 11:30, 11:45
12:00, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45
13:00, 13:15, 13:30, 13:45
14:00, 14:15, 14:30, 14:45
15:00, 15:15

Refreshments & our gift shop will be open from 10:00, and our volunteer WW2 veterans will be available for stories, information and a chat.

TICKETS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE & WHEREVER THEY ARE LISTED, BECOME AVAILABLE TO BOOK AT 12:00 ON MONDAY 13 AUGUST.  ALL TOURS ARE FREE.