Victoria Tunnel and its collection

Victoria Tunnel

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.

ENVictoria Tunnel Guided Tours

History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology Specialized & Alternative  Specialized & Alternative

Victoria Tunnel
55 Lime Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

Visitor information Victoria Tunnel

Opening hours

10:30 – 16:00
10:30 – 16:00
9:00 – 19:30
10:30 – 17:00
10:30 – 17:00
10:30 – 17:00
10:30 – 17:00


7 – 15£5.00

It is essential to book in advance as tours get booked up ahead.


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Location & Map

55 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

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