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Victoria Tunnel

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

Discover Newcastle as you never knew it existed with a guided tour of the Victoria Tunnel. Roundly considered a masterpiece of Victorian engineering, it’s a great slice of history with some ghouls thrown in for good measure!

During the 1800s labourers transported huge loads of coal beneath the city from Town Moor to the Tyne. Follow in their footsteps and learn what colliery life was like back in the day. You’ll be kitted out with a torch and hardhat and listen to the ghostly tales which fill the passages. 

These channels were also used as a converted air raid shelter during WWII. Step back in time and see the rough wooden replica beds and benches where Newcastle’s citizens sat and slept on during air raids. Imagine the sound of planes passing overhead and hear memories of life in wartime Newcastle. Tours typically run between one and two hours and due to space are kept to 12 people and under, with limited opening times. However, there are loads of extra tours during the school holidays.

  • Explore a 19th-century wagonway under the city
  • Discover the tales of wartime Newcastle
  • Hear ghost stories


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


53-55 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 2PQ, England


Click here to visit Victoria Tunnel's website

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Mondays at 13:30

Wednesdays 13:30

Thursdays 18.30

Fridays at 10.30 and 13.30

Saturdays at 10:00 and 13:00

Sunday at 13:00 and 1 pm (some weeks add 4 pm tour)


Adults £6.00

Concessions and under 16s £4.00


Last Entry

Bookings must be pre-booked via our website

More Information

Pets allowed

No pets are allowed


Toilets inc disabled at our meeting place 55 Lime Street

Baby food facilities

There are no baby food/milk warming facilities available 

Parking facilities

80 p per hour in Ouseburn Trust car parks

Public transport

Buses 39,40, 62, 63 from City Central Library - alight at Stepney Bank/Tanners Arms Bus Q3 from city centre alight at St Anns Church City Road


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Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England

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