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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
- Parking Available Nearby
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
Friday 10.30, 13.30
Saturday 10:00, 13:00
Sunday 13:00, 13:00
Please see website for extra tours
Kids (0-16): £4.00