The Soviet Threat
15th & 16th April 2017
The Soviet Threat is advancing on Hack Green Nuclear bunker again this Easter weekend (15th & 16th April 2017). The museum is taking a step back in time and investigating what life was like either side of the Berlin Wall during the Cold War. Keep an eye out for patrolling troops around the Nantwich area on Saturday and Sunday morning as the Bunker welcomes re-enactors and their military vehicles in through its gates.
Across the site there will be military camps set up giving an insight into how lives were lived by both Western and Eastern forces. The event will be patrolled and check points will have to be passed as visitors are invited to venture between the two sides of the Cold War.
Inside the bunker there will be various characters keeping check on the opposition and any possible nuclear attacks; don’t forget to listen out for that all important nuclear siren and pay attention to the troops when they show you how to prepare for an attack. But don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to check whether it’s all safe with comrades in full fallout uniforms and Geiger counters also patrolling the corridors.
The event is organised by two young Cheshire businesswomen and keen local historians. Lucy Seibert the Museum Director at Hack Green Nuclear Bunker and Eleanore Hill-Bruce of Event Plan who specialise in historical events across the country, “The Last 3 years have seen the event grow in popularity and we had fabulous feedback from participants and public alike; and this year looks set to be another successful year of east versus west.”
With reports of re-enactors attending the 2017 event from as far away as Southampton, it’s made a real impression on the world of Cold War enthusiasts and the girls hope the event will continue to grow and help to educate new generations about the Cold War.
The Soviet Threat event is open from 10am on both Saturday and Sunday, with last entry at 4pm.
The passes include access to the whole site including the bunker, museum and outside East/West camps, and include the normal museum price. The event takes over the entire site for the whole weekend. Passes are valid for the full weekend.
Adult – £12
Child – £9
Disabled – £9
Group Discount – 6 adults for the price of 5
Organised in conjunction with Event Plan.