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Fascinating, informative and fun

Three friends and I did this tour this afternoon and all enjoyed it. Our husband and wife team... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Durham, United Kingdom
Victorian tunnel newcastle

An enlightening and thoroughly enjoyable visit taking in the 2 hour tour with friends and family... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
South Shields, United Kingdom
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
+44 191 230 4210
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Three friends and I did this tour this afternoon and all enjoyed it. Our husband and wife team guides were knowledgeable , amiable and fun. I loved the added bonus of the information about our route to the tunnel entrance. The whole experience has left...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

An enlightening and thoroughly enjoyable visit taking in the 2 hour tour with friends and family. The tunnel guide Pete was excellent and was ably assisted by Rob. The 2 hours disappeared very quickly. Lots of interesting facts and stories were told and a lot...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went for the two hour trip in the Victorian tunnel and it was very entertaining. The first hour takes you as far as you can get with the guide talking about the tunnels use as a shelter in the Second World War. The second...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took our grandsons, 6 and 8 years old. We did the one hour visit which was long enough for the boys. The gentleman leading our group was very informative . Would go again.

Thank sandymNewcastle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the tour on 15/09/18 with the informative and amusing tour guide Pete. Although I was aware of the tunnel and it’s history going inside it was a great experience and I found out so much more information. One of the things about the tour...More

Thank MDJW55
CG6727, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your "Informative and Amusing" review. Pete is delighted you had such a great time on your tour. During WW2 the lighting system was very poor and power cuts were a constant occurrence so the total darkness you experienced was something that those...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Done photography down here 2 years ago. Done torch painting in the tunnels on Halloween and it was epicMore

Thank Paul K
CG6727, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, our Lightpainting sessions are a regular feature on Wednesday evenings and enjoyed by lots of happy photographers and our experienced Light Painter experts. The next season of our fantastic Halloween themed tours are available on our website, I hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the 2 hour tour and the time flew. Made all the better by our brilliant guide, Pete. The stories he told were engaging and brought the history to life. Well recommended.

Thank stevehex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came today for the two hour tour and from beginning to end, we loved it!! Hearing the stories about how the tunnel was used in both WW2 and Victorian times from our guides, Ian and Dee was fascinating. The tour is brilliant, tour guides...More

Thank AnneS1588
CG6727, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your "Fantastic" review, Ian, Dee and all our team of award winning guides are always pleased to hear how much our visitors have enjoyed their tours. Thanks for your recommendation.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in Newcastle for nearly forty years, I'm ashamed to say I'd never heard of this tunnel until recently. I visited it yesterday with a couple of friends and we had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The history of the tunnel is fascinating and the...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did not know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. I never new this lace existed until about a year ago. Amazing place with amazing history. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and the guides were excellent Would definitely recommend it to people interested...More

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Adrian P
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Response from Sue G | Reviewed this property |
No. I don’t think that is possible.
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August 9, 2018|
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£7 adult
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I am sorry I wouldn’t know but I am sure the cruise director on your tour will be able to google it for you