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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  • Thank you so much to Terry and Lynn for the informative and fun tour we took with them on Sunday 11 November. A fantastic experience both for adults and children. Their knowledge and enthusiasm was in...  more »
  • We visited last weekend with our daughter.... What a fantastic experience we had. Terry and Lynn were wonderful hosts, funny, well informed and a credit to our city and its history. The tunnel is an a...  more »
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