Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle upon Tyne

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. For Victoria Tunnel and beyond, use our Newcastle upon Tyne trip app to get the most from your Newcastle upon Tyne vacation.
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  • Arrived on a cold and wet day and was thinking this may be a cold 2 hours coming up. The guides were prompt and gave a brief history of the Ouseburn area to the short walk to the tunnel entrance. The ...  more »
  • Thank you so much to the guides Pete and Kelly. We had a fantastic time. Looking forward to checking out Halloween down there :) Definitely recommend this to anyone :)  more »
  • We live in the Newcastle area and indeed for a while lived on top of the Ouseburn at St Anne’s. Eventually we did the tour on Monday. It was one of the most interesting journies ever. The guides Gerar...  more »

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