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Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle upon Tyne

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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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  • Had a wonderful time with a large family group. The guides are very knowledgeable, the tunnels are atmospheric and the history is great. We'll done  more »
  • A friend and I went here for my birthday day out and we were not disappointed. The guides are very friendly and welcoming. They really know their local history and engaged with the group expertly. We ...  more »
  • A very informative walk through the Victoria Tunnel. The history and unusual observations explained by a very amusing guide who kept us entertained on the mile walk.  more »