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

Alternative name:

en Victoria Tunnel Guided Tours

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Victoria Tunnel
55 Lime Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology Specialized & Alternative



Visitor information

Opening hours

Regular two-hour tours are:
Mondays at 1.30pm
Wednesdays at 1.30pm
Thursdays at 6.30 pm;
Fridays at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm;
Saturdays at 10 am and 1 pm;
Sundays at 1 pm

Offer shorter one-hour tours at weekends:
Saturday at 4pm
Sunday at 11am and 4pm

More opening hours


8 - 15 £4.00
Adults £9.00


Adults: £7 for one-hour tour

Concessionary charge of £4 for visitors on a low-wage may be available - please phone to arrange.

More admission


  • Museum shop

  • Child friendly

  • Credit card

  • Parking


55 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, England


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