The Bunker museum at Hatfield Police Station is hosting an open day on Sunday 18 June and residents are encouraged to book their place now to avoid disappointment.
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.
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.
PCSO Anne Devine, from the Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Since its doors opened in November, The Bunker has welcomed hundreds of visitors, including school trips and community groups.
“We are pleased that the public are enjoying it so much and we can’t wait to show more people round on Sunday.
“The open day is from 10am to 4pm and those planning on attending must book a slot on the website in advance. We look forward to seeing lots of residents on Sunday.”
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