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Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre

Smithdown Lane | The Old Stableyard, Liverpool L7 3ED, England
+44 151 709 6868
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Unbelievable craftsmanship

Visited the tunnels and was completely blown away by it all , very interesting, fascinating tour by... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sunderland, United Kingdom

Went after reading an article on BBC website, the tunnels are still being excavated but the work... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wigan, United Kingdom
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A remarkable attraction in an unremarkable area of the city. Here is an extraordinary collection of tunnels and chambers commissioned by 19th century Victorian industrialist Joseph Williamson. His motivations for the work are still a mystery, but guided tours among what's thought to be just a small part of a much wider network offer plenty of insights.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Smithdown Lane | The Old Stableyard, Liverpool L7 3ED, England
+44 151 709 6868
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the tunnels and was completely blown away by it all , very interesting, fascinating tour by 2 of the volunteers. The brick archways are a must see by themselves, that's without the fascinating history of the whole site . The volunteers are a great...More

Thank tomoso
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went after reading an article on BBC website, the tunnels are still being excavated but the work and scale of these 200 year old tunnels make you inquistive. I was the only person on the 40 minute tour and the lady who was my guide...More

Thank IAN O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our tour of the Williamson Tunnels. We saw a review on Trip Advisor, having never heard of them before and walked across town to see what was there. A very interesting guided tour was just starting and we found the story and tunnels...More

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This isn't exactly a huge attraction, since only a short area of the tunnel has been excavated, but it's absolutely fascinating and definitely worth seeing. Our guide was very engaging and knowledgeable, and we also enjoyed chatting to the manager prior to entering the tunnels....More

Thank SJ1870
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a very short route, which we were escorted round by a guide, which was disappointing as we were shown the diagram of the extensive network that has been excavated. The guide gave some good information, though some more intonation in her speech would...More

Thank TringWirral_England
Tunnel_Boss, Manager at Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to the Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre. The points you have raised will be brought to the attention of the guide in question and to all our staff. Unfortunately, the tour route is not as extensive...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anyone who has not been down here must do so. These tunnels have a great story behind them everyone must know about this. Who wouldn't want a tunnel beneath your house to the local pub!!! Not suitable underground for disabled.

Thank stecrawf2017
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Take a tour of these Victoria an follies in the north of the City that are managed by a group of volunteers and listen to their incredible story. I thought the Williamson Tunnels were about something else until I heard the story and experienced the...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Exceptional tour- great volunteer guides and staff. Ideal tour for a morning if raining but a must see for those interested in the past. Not strictly tunnels as they are covered over "quarry trenches" during the Georgian period. Really interesting and well presented. Must go...More

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

It was a rainy day in Liverpool and my girlfriend was otherwise engaged. I had a couple of hours available and the tunnels were there. I just turned up at the door. The guide told me a trip would leave in 10 minutes, which was...More

Thank nick w
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We've been meaning to visit the tunnels for a couple of years and finally made it this Easter. What a great, quirky place. Pat, our guide, was very knowledgeable and the tour was long enough to learn something but short enough that our children didn't...More

Thank DroopingDaisy107
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david s
Can anybody tell me if there is parking at the center and if so what is the charge?
9 February 2016|
Response from Ron P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is limited parking space beside the entrance to the Williamson Tunnels. This is an old stable yard with room for maybe 8 to 10 cars. There is no parking charge. Hope this helps. Regards. Ron P.
Amanda M
Is it possible to visit with a double pram
5 February 2016|
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Response from MWHF | Reviewed this property |
No. Too narrow. Also not safe.
Is the tour available daily and what is the charge please
12 June 2015|
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Response from Tunnel_Boss | Property representative |
The Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre is open every day except Monday during the Summer (April to September inclusive). The Centre is also open on Bank Holidays and every day during Liverpool schools half-term. Tours run... More