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11. WW2 ARP ‘Bunker’

In Person

Guided Tour

ARP Bunker, The Avenue, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2JU

Visit the WWII Air Raid Precaution Building, which was used as a headquarters for various organisations during the Second World War.

Known locally as the ‘Bunker’, this building is currently used by the Historical Diving Society to store items usually held in The Diving Museum (which is closed for major renovations). It also holds a paper archive of Diving History.

Despite being an austere structure, the grounds are managed as a wildlife-friendly area, complete with a bug hotel.
You’ll be able to see an original Anderson Shelter and hear a short talk about its history. Then you’ll be taken underground into The Bunker building and discover how it was used by Air Raid Precaution personnel to record bomb damage and warn locals of air raids.

Don’t forget to ask your Guide about the renovated Diving Museum which will reopen in 2025…

Duration approx 60 minutes.

Event Times

Sunday 08 September: 1130 &1430
Wednesday 11 September: 1030, 1115, 1315 & 1400

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Please self book, but if you experience any difficulties please contact us.

Assisted Booking Telephone: 07849 399 823
Booking opens:17 August 2024 09:30
Booking closes: 9 September 2024 17:00


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The building is not wheelchair accessible and visitors should be able-bodied as the grounds and the inside have steps.

Additional Information

Please arrive 15 minutes before the session starts and meet your Guide by the entrance. Please wear flat-soled enclosed shoes.


Organised by

Historical Diving Society


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On the junction of Trebourba Drive and adjacent to Alverstoke Church of England Junior School entrance.