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Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle upon Tyne
(4.9/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Experience the history of Victoria Tunnel on a guided tour. The underground tunnel was originally a 19th-century wagonway used to transport coal. You'll learn about life in a Victorian wagonway, hear the coal wagons head for the River Tyne, and watch them approach you in the darkness. Skip forward in time and learn about how the tunnel was converted into a World War II air-raid shelter. Hear the stories of the people who lived through the bombings, and see the replica benches and bunks used by those seeking shelter. Listen to the air-raid warning and sounds of dropping bombs. Advance booking for the tour is essential. Victoria Tunnel is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Newcastle upon Tyne Edition.
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  • tour guide made this trip come to life - what could have been simply a walk along a dark underground tunnel turned into a 'real-life' experience of Newcastle through history - recommend for all ages. 
  • This tour s a must. Meet at the Ouseburn Trust office and then set off for a short walk that sets the scene. Donning hard hat and armed with a torch follow the voluntary tour guides who share their kn...  more »
  • We started with a lovely walk along the Ouseburn exploring some of the area's industrial history, buildings and ruins. We then entered the tunnel where our fantastic guides, Dee and Bruce, entertained...  more »