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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  • 12 of us visiting Newcastle for a few days -- unable to get a booking on one of the tours, so they laid on a special tour for us! The thing that makes it worthwhile is the tour guide, Pete in our case...  more »
  • Fascinating! We booked the 2 hour guide and wondered if it might be too long but it certainly was not. The tunnel guide explains life underground during World War 2 when people used the tunnel as a la...  more »
  • Fantastic visit to Newcastle's little known gem. Pete was an excellent and knowledgeable guide, delivering a great deal of information in an interesting and amusing way.  more »

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