Skelmorlie Secret Bunker

Opening Times:

Open 1pm – 5pm at weekends, April-September


FREE (Pre-booking essential)


Skelmorlie Secret Bunker, Meigle, Skelmorlie,

North Ayrshire, Scotland,

PA17 5HF


Call Frank Alexander on 07513 504 115 or email



The museum outside Skemorlie in North Ayrshire has a fully restored Royal Observer Corps underground monitoring post built in 1965 as aprt of a United Kingdom wide chain of posts to record and report on the effects of a nuclear attack and decommissioned in 1991.

Access is via a 4-metre vertical steel ladder. The museum site also contains a replica WW2 aircraft reporting post and Cold War monitoring post for families with young children under 10 and those unable to vertically access the underground post.

Pre-booking is essential for guided tours, lasting approximately 1 hour, normally on weekends.