Victoria Tunnel

Victoria Tunnel Tour Meeting Point, 55 Lime St, Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne

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The Victoria Tunnel is a subterranean historic marvel, hidden beneath Newcastle’s city streets.

The tunnel was originally built to transport coal from Spital Tongues Colliery to the River Tyne and was later converted into a WW2 air-raid shelter which provided protection to over 8,000 locals. Today, it gives visitors the opportunity to head underground and learn curious local histories!

The Victoria Tunnel was left neglected for many years, however, in 2010, the Ouseburn Trust became its caretakers and now make a section accessible to the public. The Tunnel has been TripAdvisor’s number one in ‘things to do in Newcastle’ for several years, offering a truly unique experience for both locals and those from further afield.

Visit the Victoria Tunnel through guided tours or learn about its heritage through the Virtual Victoria Tunnel Experience.