“The mountains opened, and two missiles appeared into the sky.”

  “The mountains opened, and two missiles appeared into the sky.” This was how Annette Hegel – The Diefebunker museum’s 2018 Artist-in residence – described her inspiration for “Now You See Me”, an art installation located in the blast tunnel. She remembered being 5 years and driving along the Rhine River on the way to her grandmother’s home when the family came across the sight. … Continue reading “The mountains opened, and two missiles appeared into the sky.”

There’s been an incident at the Bunker.

There’s been an incident at the bunker. The following message was left on a computer by our Communications Coordinator, Teigan. It is dated Thursday, October 12th at 1:43am. She was last seen at 3:54pm on October 11th.   “I don’t want to alarm anyone, but I am stuck in the depths of the bunker with no way out and I need help. I don’t know … Continue reading There’s been an incident at the Bunker.

Thankful for Freedom: A Cold War Thanksgiving

This weekend in Canada is Thanksgiving! In just 6 weeks our neighbours to south will be celebrating this holiday as well. Across North America millions of people will be consuming turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries and whatever else families eat for their thanksgiving celebrations. Thanksgiving has been celebrated for a long time, dating back to the early 1600s! Each decade has celebrated this holiday a little … Continue reading Thankful for Freedom: A Cold War Thanksgiving

Dash for Survival: Olympian Edition

On Saturday September 22nd, 64 Olympic athletes arrived at the Bunker in the hopes of securing their place underground. Broken into teams of four the Olympians were tasked with following clues and completing tasks in a race for the finish line. The first team to arrive at the finish line won “a spot in the bunker in case of emergencies”. Not only were they racing … Continue reading Dash for Survival: Olympian Edition

Welcome to the Undead Army

Good Morning and welcome to your first day as the walking dead! We know this is a little confusing and perhaps a little scary but don’t worry, we’re here to help you through it! First off, let me tell you where you are. You’re in the depths of the Diefenbunker Museum. There seems to have been an incident and well, now everyone is apart of … Continue reading Welcome to the Undead Army

Unconventional Spaces: Renting the Diefenbunker

Have you ever walked through the bunker and thought, “Wow, this would be a great place for a party!”? Well you’re not alone! A lot of people don’t realize that you can rent out a variety of rooms in the bunker for your special event. It’s not all school tours and art exhibits, we’ve done everything from Holiday parties to movie filming! WARNING: The gallery below … Continue reading Unconventional Spaces: Renting the Diefenbunker

Igor Gouzenko: The Anniversary of his Defection

73 years ago this week, Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk for the Soviet Embassy to Canada defected from the USSR and revealed their secret agenda to the Canadian Government. His defection caused the arrest and conviction of 18 spies, broke up the alliance between Canada, the United States, Britain, and the USSR and, inevitably, started the Cold War. This is his story.   Gouzenko, born … Continue reading Igor Gouzenko: The Anniversary of his Defection