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Victoria Tunnel

Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
+44 191 230 4210
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Very interesting tour.

I am very pleased that we did this tour. It was a fascinating insight into the history of the... read more

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John L
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Great experience added with a wealth of history

Arrived on a cold and wet day and was thinking this may be a cold 2 hours coming up. The guides... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dean B
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Guided tours of the fully preserved 19th century coal waggonway and WW2 air-raid shelter. Pre-booking is essential and tickets can be booked online through our website or by telephone during office hours. Tours every week on most days, check the website for details.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“air raid shelter” (113 reviews)
“hour tour” (91 reviews)
“hard hat” (47 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
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+44 191 230 4210
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"two hours"
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"local history"
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"interesting tour"
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Reviewed today

I am very pleased that we did this tour. It was a fascinating insight into the history of the tunnel, particularly it's use during WWII. Even my 14 year old son said he enjoyed it, and believe me he is not easily impressed. Whilst there...More

Thank John L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Arrived on a cold and wet day and was thinking this may be a cold 2 hours coming up. The guides were prompt and gave a brief history of the Ouseburn area to the short walk to the tunnel entrance. The tunnel guide is split...More

Thank Dean B
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CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your brief walk through the Ouseburn area, where our guides will have explained the area was at the hub of the industrial revolution, with mills, factories, foundries, potteries and glass-works providing employment for the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Thank you so much to the guides Pete and Kelly. We had a fantastic time. Looking forward to checking out Halloween down there :) Definitely recommend this to anyone :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in the Newcastle area and indeed for a while lived on top of the Ouseburn at St Anne’s. Eventually we did the tour on Monday. It was one of the most interesting journies ever. The guides Gerard and Peter made the whole tour...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the tunnel as part of a birthday weekend celebration. There were 10 of us ranging from 25-65 years old and every single one of us had an amazing time. We were guided by the very talented and enthusiastic guides Pete and Carl they explained...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I joined the paranormal investigations team to visit spooky goings on in these tunnels. I must say I am a total sceptic and while their gadgets lit up and went into overdrive sometimes I am not sure what this actually was. However that aside the...More

1  Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

History at its fines it’s a must if you value your heritage... great knowledgeable guides so good to be able to see our history... it’s a must don’t miss out 💕

Thank Debbie H
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CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted that you and your family enjoyed the history and heritage that our wonderful team of guides deliver in all of our tours. Thanks for recommending it to others, much appreciated.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a very good guided tour with lots of information about Victorian time and works. tunnel is well maintained and well litMore

Thank GatesheadProfesser
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CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your "Excellent " review. We appreciate all our visitors reviews and your mention of the Victoria Tunnel being well maintained and lit is a direct result of visitors whose payment for their tour helps us to look after our treasured piece of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The volunteer guides are enthusiastic and passionate about the tunnel, Newcastle and it’s history - very knowledgeable and keen that you enjoy your visit. Thank you to our guides Peter and Pete. Excellent value for money and loved the fact that you get extra history...More

1  Thank Tuftynut
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in Newcastle for 26 years and was completely unaware of this attraction. The tour was really well organised and our guides, Pete and Peggy, were incredibly knowledgable but also added in great Geordie humour as well. It is a great example of...More

2  Thank Arthur T
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Stevie A
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The tour costs £7
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ouseburntrust . org . uk / buy-tour-tickets
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(PLEASE NOTE advance booking is essential it is not possible to buy tickets on the door) The above is stated in BOLD on their website!!
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