RAF Neatishead bunker photo trip.

Saturday 11th April.

Arrive at 8:30 am for a 9 am start until 12 pm

We have organized a chance for you to have a free roam around the Nuclear bunker at the Former RAF Neatishead site a few miles north of Norwich.

inside the Raf Neatishead nuclear bunkers air filtration system

A Little bit of history of the site.

Back in the 1950’s, as the Soviet Block developed their ability to deploy Nuclear Weapons against the United Kingdom and the free world, many key NATO military facilities were moved underground to provide added protection.  The underground Sector Operations Centre at Neatishead is a very well-preserved example of such an R3 Bunker. Approached via a Guardhouse “disguised” to look like a farm cottage, the two-story underground bunker was designed to enable the RAF to coordinate the Air Defence of the UK even in the event of a nuclear strike.  Providing complete Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical protection for the Fighter Controllers and the other staff working in the Operation Centre, the bunker could be sealed and staff could then continue to live and work to coordinate the air battle in shirt sleeves.

On the day of your visit enter via the Old Site main entrance and follow the RED arrows for parking. You will be met by the R3 Bunker Volunteers in the Combined Mess car park. Please arrive before 08-30 for your visit to the Bunker, the tour starts promptly at 09-00 hrs. If you are late you will, unfortunately, miss the tour.

The address for the site is Birds Lane, Horning NR12 8YB

Essential kit

DSLR Camera

Spare Batteries and memory cards

Wide-angle lens

Sturdy tripod

Lens cleaning kit

Camera bag

Warm(ish) clothes as it is cooler underground

Food and drink

Sturdy footwear

Optional kit

Cable or radio release for the shutter


Booking is confirmed once an email has been received via our checkout system.

Your email confirmation is your ticket

Please also note

The RAF Neatishead bunker tour will require a relatively good fitness level as we will be walking on unmade paths and confined areas. There are no toilet facilities in the bunker below the ground.

You are entering the bunker at your own risk, the tour operator, bunker owner or Through the lens workshops are not accountable to any loss or damage to property or injury to yourself or others.

This is not a workshop, there will be no tuition. It is a walkabout where we (Dibs and Duncan) will be taking photos as well.

Camera insurance is not included in the price

Don’t forget to charge your batteries. Make sure that you have sufficient space on your memory cards for a day’s shooting.

We look forward to meeting you on the day of the RAF Neatishead bunker tour.

*Individual participation in tours is entirely at the discretion of the R3 Bunker Volunteers and you may be asked to leave the site at any time.

We cannot accommodate requests to leave tours early.

Please ensure you are physically-able for the visit;

The tour involves over 1 mile of walking plus ascending/descending flights of stairs, toilet access is only available at the start and end of the tour – there are no working toilets during the tour in the bunker.

Kind Regards,

Through The Lens Workshops