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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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  • Spent 2 hours in the tunnel learning about its use as a air raid shelter and how it was built and used to transport coal. Both guides were very knowledgeable and really made the whole experience wry s...  more »
  • I may be a tad biased, as one of our tour guides today was our good friend Dee, along with her lovely colleague Donald, but in all honesty, they were both extremely knowledgeable and entertaining thro...  more »
  • I have an enjoyable time in this tour and would recommend to those coming to Newcastle to visit this attraction. The guides did put in a lot of effort to make this trip an interesting one :) Not tp me...  more »

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