Victoria Tunnel Tour


Telephone: 0191 230 4210

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There are two lengths of tours offered – click on the option you want to jump straight to the booking calendar.

1¼-hour tours – a fascinating introduction to the Victoria Tunnel | £9 adults | £4 children

2-hour tours – go further into the Victoria Tunnel, hear more stories with more time to ask questions | £11 adults | £4 children

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. In addition we have special events, including “Tipple in the Tunnel” wine-tasting in co-operation with Hotel du Vin and “Sounds of the Underground” music performed by local and international artists. See the Victoria Tunnel website at for tour times.

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Telephone: 0191 230 4210


Events at Victoria Tunnel Tour

Tipple in the Tunnel

30 Jul 2021 to 17 Dec 2021


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