People will get a chance to see what it was like to shelter underground during The Blitz in Exeter at a special one-off event.
During the devastating Blitz of May 1942, citizens of Exeter took shelter in the Underground Passages while the city was heavily bombed.
To mark the anniversary of this event, there will be a rare opportunity on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2 to experience the highs and lows of the air raid in the same setting.
Taking place between 9.30am-5.30pm, there will be special air raid guided tours of the Passages and Blitz related events, displays, blackout games and more in the adjoining interpretation centre.
Exeter’s Underground Passages were built in the 14th and 15th centuries to bring a supply of fresh drinking water in to the city. Exeter is the only city in the UK to have underground passages of this type and guided tours have taken place here since the 1930s. Highlights include an exciting interpretation centre, a film presentation and guided tours beneath the city’s streets.
Booking is essential. Normal admission prices apply. For prices and conditions of access, call 01392 665887.