Victoria Tunnel

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Victoria Tunnel
Victoria Tunnel

About 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.

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Ticket Prices:£5 per adult; £2 under 12 year old
Telephone:0191 2616596
Recommended Time:1 - 2 hours
Opening Times:Wednesdays 1.30 pm; Thursdays 6.30 pm; Fridays at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm; Saturday at 10 am and 1 pm; Sundays at 1 pm - booking is essential. See www.ouseburntrust.org.uk and book on-line or call 01912616596
Indoors / Outdoors:Indoors
Categories:Historic Sites, Private Tours
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