Here's your chance to visit The Bunker in Hatfield.

The Bunker museum at Hatfield Police Station is hosting another free open day. 

Local residents are welcome to pop along to meet their neighbourhood police and learn more about Hatfield’s aviation heritage on Sunday, September 17.

Launched at the end of last year, The Bunker is a free museum in Hatfield Police Station which celebrates the Grade II-listed building’s heritage as a former aircraft factory.




It includes photos, historical items, original film footage, dioramas and models that tell the story of the building from its origins in 1933 as the headquarters of the de Havilland Aircraft Company, through to its current use.

PCSO Anne Devine, from the Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We’re delighted to announce another open day. Our previous events have been well attended so we urge you to book your place to avoid disappointment.

“There are a number of rooms for you to explore including an air raid shelter and you can also learn about the history of policing as well has Hatfield’s famous role in the war effort.

“The open day isn’t just an opportunity to look at artefacts and exhibits though. We’ll be on hand to chat with you about any concerns and listen to your views on local policing.

“We are looking forward to the open day and hope lots of you come along.”




Welwyn Hatfield Times: A previous open day at The Bunker.A previous open day at The Bunker. (Image: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

The museum was created as a public engagement initiative to foster better relations between the police and the local community, particularly schoolchildren.

There is an emphasis on hands-on learning for schools, and visitors can handle historical artefacts from the war as well as some of the modern equipment used by the police.


The open day at The Bunker is now fully booked. Residents cannot turn up without booking but there will be more dates announced in due course.


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