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Its a fascinating little tunnel showing how natural tar comes out the walls, all safety equipment... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
Telford, United Kingdom
Interesting visit

Although we could not walk down the tunnel we were able to look down and get a feel for the history... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

Should have read these reviews before going!! We only wanted to see the Tunnel but after negotiating the canal side and some very steep steps up and down (not to mention crossing over the narrow bridge with no footpath on the road) we found the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Its a fascinating little tunnel showing how natural tar comes out the walls, all safety equipment it provided and its one the level, however check before going as its been shut for the last year due to safety problems

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank philgcblue
Reviewed September 13, 2018

A few minutes walk from the Coalport China Museum. Originally intended to join the River Severn at Coalport to other sites, the intent changed when bitumen was found. Unfortunately we could not enter the tunnel on the day of our visit as it had been...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MBKOKent
Reviewed September 11, 2018

All but a few yards of the tunnel are off-limits owing to health and safety concerns. Dangerous gases present include carbon monoxide, so an understandable position. The tunnel, intended as a canal bore, produced bitumen as if by magic. Worth a peek if you're visiting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrew G
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

So disappointing, says shut due to gas. In fact it's been closed for 2 years. Don't bother. Plus it's on the season ticket so paying for nothing there.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 89jimmyh
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Although we could not walk down the tunnel we were able to look down and get a feel for the history of this site. There is a small shop on site and storyboards that provide the history of the tunnel...Worth a visit especially if you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank crippssp
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We had visited the Coalport museum and walked to the Tar Tunnel along the canal path, however it was closed due to high levels of gas so you could only stand at the entrance. I have no problem with the tunnel being closed for safety...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dormers5
Reviewed June 8, 2018

We have the Annual Pass for the museums and visited the Coalport Museum and the Tar Tunnel is only a few minutes walk away so called in to have a look at it. At the moment there is no charge anyway to visit the tunnel,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank vivEngland
Reviewed May 31, 2018

I was looking forward to the tar tunnel but unfortunately due to high gas levels we could not go inside them. Apparently this has been a ongoing issue for 2 years. We got to look down the tunnels but thats it.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 863heidiv
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

After the china museum we looked at the tar tunnels but could only go in about six meters as they have found gas seeping into the tunnel was a bit disaponted but we were satisfied to see the start off the tunnel the lady in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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