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Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Experience the history of Victoria Tunnel on a guided tour. The underground tunnel was originally a 19th-century wagonway used to transport coal. You'll learn about life in a Victorian wagonway, hear the coal wagons head for the River Tyne, and watch them approach you in the darkness. Skip forward in time and learn about how the tunnel was converted into a World War II air-raid shelter. Hear the stories of the people who lived through the bombings, and see the replica benches and bunks used by those seeking shelter. Listen to the air-raid warning and sounds of dropping bombs. Advance booking for the tour is essential. For Victoria Tunnel and beyond, use our Newcastle upon Tyne trip app to get the most from your Newcastle upon Tyne vacation.
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  • We have been interested in the tunnel for a while however as I am claustrophobic we have never been so the virtual tour was ideal. Lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I have fond memories of my...  more »
  • Came a few days ago, although it was 30 quid for upto 6 people well worth the money for the 2 of us. Guide was very knowledgeable, it has an amazing history. Great hour spent  more »
  • Brilliant hidden gem!! A must do whist in Newcastle. We loved it. The guides are excellent and super informative with great true stories. Well done on keeping this attraction going!
  • Great tour. Mall & Jean (volunteers)new thier stuff. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Definitely recommend the tour.
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