Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Victoria Tunnel

The Victoria Tunnel is a preserved 19th-century waggonway under the city from the Town Moor to the Tyne, built to transport coal from Spital Tongues (Leazes Main) Colliery to the river and operated between 1842 and the 1860s. The Tunnel was converted in 1939 into an air raid shelter to protect thousands of Newcastle citizens during World War 2.

In 2008 the Victoria Tunnel was carefully repaired and opened for guided tours with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and TyneWear Partnership. Since 2010 the Ouseburn Trust has operated guided tours, with an award-winning volunteer guides (‘Best Team at 2015 North East Museums Volunteers Awards’ and ‘NE Regional Winner of the Marsh Trust Award for Volunteers and Museum Learning 2017’).

If you are ready to book your tickets now go straight to Buy Tour Tickets (PLEASE NOTE advance booking is essential). Tickets are £9 for adults on the two-hour tour, £7 for the one-hour tour, and £4 for children aged 8-15. Our tours are not suitable for younger children or babies.