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BBC Newcastle or the 'Pink Palace' as the building is affectionately known, offers visitors a unique opportunity to step behind the scenes of the biggest broadcasting corporation in the world. Scheduled carefully between our live television...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Broadcasting Centre Barrack Road | Broadcasting House, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4NS, England
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+44 370 901 1227
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We travelled into Newcastle from Alnwick where we are holidaying to go on the tour. My wife and ten year old daughter didn’t quite know what to expect although the tour had been highly recommended by some of our Edinburgh based friends. Well we were...More

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour fascinating insight of the bbc operation in Newcastle with our cub group. The guides were great and this was really interactive with lots of games, a bit of acting and even an appearance on live radio, as if that wasn’t enough we also...More

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour lasted a couple of hours. We had 2 very good tour guides who showed us round. They told us the whole history off the BBC. The Archives was very interesting, also going into the control room & studio. Lots of information & fun,...More

Thank Allysam65
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Thank you so much for this kind review, we love hearing that guests enjoy their time with us... oh and I sent your radio play to the casting director of the archers... they said that they'd call you :-) The BBC Tour, the tour...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the 'Pink Palace' yesterday with my fellow crafters from Cramlington. We had a great morning seeing where it all happens with regard to BBC North East. Excellent guides who gave us the lowdown on how it all works. Especial thanks to Gordy who...More

Thank Ros D
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Ros and the lovely "Cramy Crafters" What a lovely review, I will be sure to show Jordy this lovely review (he loves a name check online it makes him think he's famous). Seriously though receiving great reviews like this makes our job really rewarding...More

Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour - it lasted about 1 hour 45 minutes and our guides Victoria and Simon were excellent. We were shown the main studios (TV and radio), library, gallery amongst others and the tour concluded with a bit of fun in the...More

Thank David W
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi David Thank you so much for this great review, Victoria and Simon will be hugely grateful for the time you have taken to leave it for us. Colin is a such a generous part of our team here at the Pink Palace and he...More

Reviewed September 3, 2018

The tour was a lot of fun. The location is relatively small but the tour was about 100 minutes. You got a little bit of history on how the BBC started in Newcastle, a visit to the studios, a chance to watch live radio. All...More

Thank Stephen T
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Hi Stephen Thanks so much for this great review, we are all so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Pink Palace. Did you take a leading role in any of our interactive activities I wonder :-) bet you did! Thanks again...More

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We booked the adult tour as couldn’t get into the cbbc tour but we needn’t have worried as it was a great couple of hours. Our guides Deborah & Simon were fantastic. Great fun and very informative my 8 yr old loved it, so did...More

Thank Salpaulcal
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Hi to all your family Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this brilliant review, all at BBC Tours Newcastle really appreciate it! The BBC Tour you came on is designed to be a great day out for all ages so...More

Reviewed August 30, 2018

Our tour guides were Geordie and Simon and they were terrific, very positive and informative. We saw behind the scenes in the Look North Studio, had a photo opportunity at the news desk and it was good of presenter Colin Briggs to meet with us....More

Thank Thejenst
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Hello Thank you so much for your visit and time spent leaving this great review. I am so glad to hear our guides provided the group with such a memorable and fun day. Colin is brilliant and he always tries to meet our guests, but...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Booked this tour with no idea of what to expect. It was a completely amazing experience. Geordie and Simon (who came in on his day off due to his colleague being unwell) were so engaging and entertaining. Very informative on so many levels. An absolute...More

Thank Cheryl G
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Hi Cheryl That's what we like to hear, that we are one of life's lovely little surprises! We are so happy that you all had an amazing time with us and thanks so much for saying that you'd recommend us to everyone too; it really...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018

I didn't know about the BBC Tours and on researching there are only 2 which have the kids version. I must say it is absolutely brilliant, great value for money and what an experience for the kids. Our tour guide Jorde was fabulous. We went...More

Thank shirin2017
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Hello Wow thanks so, so much what a really considered, positive and detailed review you have left us. We are delighted to read this as, as a team we try so hard to ensure that our tour ticks every box between fun, age appropriate, suitable...More

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Sue R
June 5, 2017|
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Response from alison a | Property representative |
The price is Adult £10.00, Concession £9.25 and Child £7.50 valid until 31st March 2017.
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Ami M
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Hi Ami M, yes you do have to buy a ticket to come on a tour. You can purchase online at the BBC shows and tours website thanks for the interest.
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