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Royal Observer Corps Post Museum

Door open days

14 September 2019 (Pre-booked tours only)

15 September 2019 (Pre-booked tours only)


A relic of the Cold War when the volunteers of the former Royal Observer Corps trained to monitor instruments to alert the public and transmit vital readings to their Headquarters throughout the country should a nuclear attack have taken place.

A guided tour will take you 15 feet down a vertical ladder to the underground Monitoring Room where a detailed talk is given on the Operational Procedures at that time. Now that the Cold War Era is history we can talk about the important role of the Royal Observer Corps and reveal the fully equipped underground bunker as it was.

Above ground an introductory talk is given, also above ground is an exhibition room housing much memorabilia, instruments are also demonstrated. The tour also includes the Royal Observer Corp’s first role of identifying and reporting aircraft during WW11 with instruments of the day again demonstrated by the Team.


Key Information

Architect: Ministry of Defence, Home Office Procured

Building Date: 1958

Directions:- Directions to the site at Elliot and tour times will be given when booking.

Pre-booking is absolutely essential.  Tour times on Saturday and Sunday. Precise times will be advised when booking.

Children must be 10 or older and accompanied by an adult.

Please contact Cheryl Stewart on or call 07791 395976 to reserve a place.

Where to find us

  • Arbroath Royal Observer Corps Post Museum
  • Arbroath
  • DD11