Victoria Tunnel and Virtual Tour

We aim to keep our website as up-to-date as possible but due to the ongoing situation, it is still recommended to check the business website before you visit. Please only visit venues in your household or support bubble and be aware of the 10pm curfew at pubs, restaurants and late-night leisure venues.

Telephone: 0191 2304210

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We're Good to Go

The measures we have put in place:

  • One-hour tours are available for single households or social bubbles (2-6 people) at a flat fee of £30. This will help us keep a safe distance without compromising your experience.
  • Tour Guides will wear a clear visor, as well as disinfect helmets & torches between uses.

How you can help when visiting us:

  • Visitors will be asked to wear face masks whilst in the Tunnel.
  • Virtual Tours will be available from 3 November 2020

Although you can now visit the Victoria Tunnel through single-household tours, Victoria Tunnel have also launched their new virtual tour which starts on 3rd November 2020.

Do you know about the secrets hidden under Newcastle’s city streets? Go on your own journey of discovery and experience the Victoria Tunnel - without ever having to leave the house!

The Virtual Victoria Tunnel Experience is a subterranean adventure you can enjoy from the comfort of your own sofa. All you need is a mobile phone, tablet or computer that's connected to the internet.

You’ll be joined live by one of our award-winning tour guides who’ll use video and images to take you through the Tunnel and share the many stories it lives to tell. You'll be able to interact and ask questions using a chatbox, but you won't be visible through audio or webcam.

Turn out the lights and grab a brew – we're heading underground!

The Victoria Tunnel runs beneath the city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne from the Town Moor down to the River Tyne and is now one of the must-see visitor attractions and heritage guided tours for visitors to NewcastleGateshead and locals alike. The entrance to the historic tunnel can now be found in Ouseburn, beside Hotel Du Vin. Victoria Tunnel was built in 1842 to transport coal from Leazes Main Colliery to riverside staithes (jetties) ready for loading onto ships. In 1939, it was converted into an air-raid shelter to protect hundreds of Newcastle citizens during World War II.

Join the expert volunteers at Victoria Tunnel and don a helmet before setting off on a fascinating, underground guided tour. Experience the sounds of a wartime air raid and follow your knowledgeable guides underground to discover the Tunnel's role as a colliery wagonway. Listen out for the oncoming coal wagons!

The Tunnel is open all year round to the public for guided tours which include fantastic sound and visual effects, running regularly throughout the year. See the Victoria Tunnel website at www.ouseburntrust.org.uk for tour times.

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Telephone: 0191 2304210



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