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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  • My wife booked the short one hour tour for six of us for our kids and their girlfriends (one of which is from the USA). I was aware that the tunnel existed because my mother used to have to come...  more »
  • We had a tour of a piece of Newcastle History, that I didn't even know existed. Amazing knowing how by hard life was down there during WW2. In this modern day, we don't know we have been born. I have....  more »
  • Thanks to Pete and John for a very interesting hour tour of the tunnel. Visited on 29 Dec and only the hour tour was available during our stay. It came up as the top attraction in Newcastle as is...  more »
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