Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle upon Tyne

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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  • 30 members of our W.I. enjoyed a most witty , informative tour of the tunnel lying under the city of Newcastle. We were all given torches and the option to donn hard hats if we were tall and were esco...  more »
  • A wonderful end to a great school reunion weekend. This one hour tour was so interesting and informative with our guides Phil and Ian really bringing it all to life. They were interesting, humourous a...  more »
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