Welcome to the only School Air Raid Shelter open to the public in the South

    Ho Ho Ho!!

    We are thrilled to announce that we are one of the 20 chosen charities being supported by Brighton & Hove Buses’ Santa Bus this year. To find out more about the other charities and the 20th anniversary of the Santa Bus here.

    Come and see us in 2024

    If you would like to come and visit us, our next open day is:

    • Sunday 7th January

    We will be open for tours and much more between 10am – 1pm. For more information and how to book tickets see our Events page.

    Want to find out more about us?

    Check out the fantastic coverage in The Argus and follow us on social media to hear all the Take Shelter news.

    Donations in memory of Dudley Button

    Well known across Brighton, Dudley was a local community policeman for many years, before joining Whitehawk Primary School as the Premises Manager. In this later role he restored the air raid shelter at Whitehawk School which was the inspiration for Take Shelter. If you would like to make a donation in Dudley’s memory please click here.

    Couple dancing at Take Shelter fringe weekend
    School Tour

    School bookings open & booking up fast!

    Book now to bring your class to Take Shelter to support your WW2 topic.

    Find out more about our schools offer here.

    View into the air raid shelter looking down a set of concrete steps with yellow nosings and yellow handrails on either side.

    Support the work of Take Shelter with a donation.