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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 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour guides, Victoria and Simon. My 2 teenage sons enjoyed it as did I. Lots of variety and opportunities to "take part" for those who wish to. Relaxed guides who knew their stuff and made the tour very welcoming.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mindhowyougonow
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thank you so much for our 5 star review. We are so happy to hear that your visit was so well received. Teenagers ...happy... now that is a great review for Victoria and Simon and a great advert for us, as I bet many...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018

A group of 16 of us 'Oldies' did the tour on 28 November. The two young guides who knew their business - were fantastic and the icing on the cake was meeting Colin in situ. Nothing was a bother and I would thoroughly recommend this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jillian T
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Hi Jillian Oldies?? you lot?? never in the world! :-) Thanks so much to you and your friends for this fab five star review. Victoria and Simon are delighted to see that their tour was so well received by you all, as to is Colin...More

Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

We’ve had a fantastic tour today of the BBC studios in Newcastle. It was both interactive and informative and the people leading the tours were really informative. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Loulou_5252
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Hi Thank you so much for taking time to leave this fab review of your tour. Please do recommend us to all your friends and family; as we don't advertise other than via social media it would be HUGELY appreciated. I hope you enjoy a...More

Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved our tour of BBC yesterday 4th December, loved every minute, Tony was an excellent guide helped by Katy, great value for money would strongly recommendMore

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Judi T
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Hi Judi Thank you so much for the name check :-), and for this amazing review, which I really appreciate. It was so lovely to meet you all and I'm so glad to hear Katy and I delivered a top day out for you and...More

Reviewed November 28, 2018

The whole experience was great, from help on the phone prior to the day, through to the warm, friendly and efficient check-in, and the tour itself. We got to sit in the newsreader's chair in the news studio, saw the gallery, saw live radio broadcasts,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CartoT14
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Hi All I can say is a huge THANKS! Its great to read that you and your family enjoyed all parts of your BBC Tours experience. Just between you and I ...the main reason we at BBC Tours Newcastle are good with the children is...More

Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

“Best birthday party ever!” That’s how my daughters friends (there were 10 in total) described her birthday party at BBC Newcastle! I have to agree, the tour is absolutely brilliant! Can’t quite believe I have lived here so long and never done it before! Our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amanda C
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Hi Amanda You have made our day, we are just as happy as the birthday girl now we've read this! We try so hard as a team to make the tour fun and informative and to hear that we have hit the mark in such...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

The tour was very good, it was informative and give a really good history of the area along with the BBC nationally.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank susannelaidler
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Hi Susanne Thanks you so much for your review I really am glad to hear you enjoyed it. Fun and informative is what we aim to do so glad to hear we hit the mark for you. Thanks Tony

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Went on the BBC newcastle tour loved every minute, staff were informative and funny, our tour included the kids tour I thought it was a little rushed but still very enjoyable what made it special was we got to meet colin Briggs mainly presents the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank volunteer12017
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Hi So glad to hear that you had such a good time on your interactive studio tour of BBC Newcastle. Meeting Colin, bonus! That doesn't happen on every tour and so when it does, as he is one of the best people to explain fully...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

We were welcomed by very friendly staff, and given a tour of the news studios. This included a chance to sit at the news desk which we see daily on TV, and have our photos taken. We also went into a room where we were...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank leonberger2017
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Hi Thanks so much for the time you have set aside to leave such a full review of the things you enjoyed most on your tour. We are always so happy to hear that people enjoy their experience of BBC If you have any photos...More

Reviewed October 30, 2018

My wife and I were part of a U3A party for this tour. Our welcome and introduction by our guides, Tony and Simon was outstanding, despite a slightly torturous security clearance. All was very instructive and highly enjoyable after that, and it was truly fascinating...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OldiePlymouth_UK
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Hi Thanks so much for your review, Simon and I are so happy to read you enjoyed your group visit to the studios. We prefer to call our tech "well loved" rather than tatty :-) but as you can see the BBC is very good...More

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Sue R
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The price is Adult £10.00, Concession £9.25 and Child £7.50 valid until 31st March 2017.
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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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