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

    Spring Open Mornings

    We have two more Community Open Mornings on Sunday 10th March and Sunday 7th April before we launch into our big weekends in the Brighton Fringe. We will be open between 10am – 1pm each time for shelter tours as well as a chance to explore our WW2 museum, chat to our veterans and browse our Take Shelter gift shop. Tickets are required for tours but all other activities are drop-in.

    Our March Open Morning falls on Mothering Sunday so we are pleased to offer a free cuppa and piece of cake to special ‘Mothers & Others’ who visit. Please note this offer is limited to one per family but is open to all who visit not just those who come on the shelter tours.

    Couple dancing at Take Shelter fringe weekend

    BOOKING NOW OPEN: Brighton Fringe weekends – 11th/12th and 18th/19th May

    We are planning two packed wartime inspired weekends. Come to explore one of our popular shelter tours, museum and veterans and stay for fair games, stalls, activities and entertainment. For details of our programme please see our Events page. Tickets are required for shelter tours but all other activities will be low cost, by donation or free.

    Armed Forces Day 2024 – Saturday 29th June

    We are honoured to be hosting Brighton & Hove’s Armed Forces Day flagship event on Saturday. Click the link below to find out more about this special day.

    Battles Through History weekend – Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September

    We are thrilled to be part of this year’s Battles Through History weekend at the South of England Showground, Ardingly. More details to follow soon.

    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.