During the October school holidays week (24th – 28th October) Ramsgate Tunnels will be hosting two free ’Meet the Author’ sessions with local children’s authors Peter Erlam and Helen Seton.
On Wednesday 26th October from 11:30am to 12:30pm, Peter Erlam, author of Ravi the Brainy Raven, will be talking all things ravens. He will also be reading from his new book ‘Ravi and the Tales of Tunnel Town’ which involves a mystery connected to Ramsgate Tunnels, Winston Churchill and one of his cigars.
On Friday 28th October from 1:30pm to 2pm, Helen Seton, author of ‘Tommy and Tilly’s Christmas’, will be reading from her most recent book, ‘Tommy and Tilly and the Top Hat Mayor’. The events of the book are set in Ramsgate as the Second World War is declared and the whole town gets ready for events to come.
No booking is necessary, the sessions are free to attend. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tours will be running during the week as usual at 10am, noon, 2pm and 4pm – Booking is advised to avoid disappointment: www.ramsgatetunnels.org . The Tunnel displays and Home Front Museum are free to browse during opening hours, no purchase necessary, and the Tunnels Tea Shop will be open serving cake and coffee.
On Saturday and Sunday, 29th and 30th October, Ramsgate Tunnels will be running two family friendly Halloween themed tours:
With a history as long as the Tunnels´ you can’t be sure what past stories may blend into the present, what echoes might still remain… Lights flicker, mysterious sounds, that breeze that blows past your ear in the dark….
Join the Tunnel volunteers at 4pm for the family friendly Halloween Explorer Tour in the Deep Tunnel Shelters, with experienced guides who will explain the origins, construction and use of the system.
What might you find, who might you meet, as the guides highlight the significant role the shelters and the Railway Tunnel played in protecting the inhabitants of Ramsgate during the Second World War.
Advance booking is essential as places are limited: https://ramsgatetunnels.merlintickets.co.uk/product/E000032