The Ramsgate Tunnels
UK's largest networkof civilian wartime
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Take a tour - see
Ramsgate's air raid
shelter network
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Going Underground
underground living
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Ramsgate Tunnels, Marina Esplanade,

Ramsgate, Kent CT11 8FH

  • OPEN 7 DAYS ALL YEAR ROUND (Closed between Christmas and New Year)
  • 1ST NOVEMBER TO 31ST MARCH 10:00 TO 15:00
  • 1ST APRIL TO 31ST OCTOBER 9:30 TO 16:00

Tea Shop:

serves a variety of delicious snacks, cakes and beverages... Including vegan options!


Your Explorer tour starts with a short film show in a 150 year old Victorian Railway Tunnel before heading off to see our purpose built Air Raid Precaution tunnels where thousands took shelter and lived under the town of Ramsgate.

Depending on which Explorer Tour you choose, you will either continue along our Railway Tunnel, or head further into the Air Raid Precaution Tunnels. On both tours you will hear more about Ramsgate Borough Council’s ambitious plans to create a network of deep shelter tunnels which would provide shelter for 60,000 people, and after the plan was finally given the go ahead and the Tunnels opened on 1st June 1939, life for the people of Ramsgate and those who made the Tunnels their home.

Stories of life in the tunnels abound; from the dark days of war when part of the system evolved into an underground city with over 1,000 permanent residents, to the exploits of later urban explorers who couldn’t resist the temptation to explore the unique atmosphere of the Wind Tunnels.

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  • Hear about the 'Mad Mayor' who saved the town
  • Discover how the tunnels were built
  • See where a town below the town evolved
  • Listen to stories of life underground
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