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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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  • The photography was interesting but was bettered by the surrounding of the tunnel. Don't quite understand how an underground tunnel can hold the attention so much. Bigger than I thought, no Stooping e...  more »
  • We arrived at the place but it was closed and without any personal to inform us, only at the door there was a note that were programmable tours and groups, but not you said in that place you had that book. Then we saw brochures that if you already reported it but already not interested us, and also have some section of the Centre. We dismiss the visit
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  • A great gem to see,wonderful guides who didn't bore you with their chat and looked after you.when you get to the reception area at the start make sure to watch the Video show it last about 10mins but ...  more »