Museums, Displays & Collections
Arbroath ROC Post Museum, Arbroath, Angus
The site consists of a preserved underground ROC monitoring Post whilsts a surface museum exists to provide further information and artefacts relating to the ROC. The underground relic of the Cold War is one of only two refurbished ROC posts open for access in Scotland and includes a collection of its original equipment and instrumentation. The surface museum has now been established displaying memorabilia relating to the former Royal Observer Corps. In addition there is a collection of material from the ROC's original role of aircraft identification and reporting from 1925 – 1945 and the remains of the reporting Post.
Pre-booking is essential to attend Open Days. To book contact Cheryl on 07791 395976 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Regrettably this event is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties or who are uncomfortable in confined spaces. Children must be ten years of age or above.
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Skelmorlie ROC Post Museum, North Ayrshire
Fifteen feet below the ground, a close-knit team of dedicated and highly trained volunteers waited for the message they hoped would never come. Throughout the Cold War, the underground monitoring post of the Royal Observer Corps at Skelmorlie played an important role as part of the United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation.
The Chief Observer and other former members of the Corps are on hand to provide demonstrations of the variety of equipment inside the post, the procedures that had to be followed and describe what would have happened if the post had received an "Attack Warning Red" alert indicating that nuclear war had begun.
Tel: Frank Alexander - 07513 504115
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Scotlands Secret Bunker, Anstruther, Fife
Scotland’s Secret Bunker is located at Troywood nr. Anstruther in Fife, close to the key enemy targets of the Royal Navy's Rosyth dockyard and the fighter aircraft of RAF Leuchars. The site is hidden beneath an innocent Scottish Farmhouse and a tunnel leads to main bunker complex. The site offers the visitor the ability to discover the world of the Government Cold War machine and offer the opportunity to discover how they would have survived, and the general population generally wouldn’t.