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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  • Our family went on the 1 hour tour and had so much fun. Pete and Georgia where very knowledgeable. My daughter learned a lot and had fantastic time. Would recommend it to be a must see.  more »
  • An excellent experience with great commentary by two super guides! Thank you Dave and Malcom. Atmospheric and educational and well worth visiting.  more »
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