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BBC Newcastle Tour

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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About BBC Newcastle Tour
BBC Newcastle or the 'Pink Palace' as the building is affectionately known, offers visitors a unique opportunity to step behind the scenes of the biggest broadcasting corporation in the world. Scheduled carefully between our live television broadcasts, the cameras are set for action, the clocks are counting down and you are welcome to step into our shoes and have a good look around. We offer two different tours depending on your age and interest please see website. Please note that pre booking is essential, please visit our website to book your tickets.
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Vicky H wrote a review Feb 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom6 contributions
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Elliot our son absolutely loves all things television....... he was delighted when we found the BBC Tours. Jordy and Victoria were first class tour guides, their knowledge of the BBC was spot on and made it fun and enjoyable for all the family! Thank You Just a shame other sites have a age 9 restriction, Elliot is gutted to have to wait!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Hello Vicky Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a lovely review, we appreciate it hugely. So happy to hear Elliot loved his trip to see our studio's and that our team made the day all what he had hoped for. Jordy and Victoria will be delighted to read such lovely words, so thanks on behalf of your guides too. BBC tours obviously want all our sites to get such positive feedback, just like this, for each tour we host; hence why other sites have differing ages etc. All decisions are carefully made with the best interests of our guest firmly in mind, as I'm sure you can imagine. We love how the BBC is here for everyone, so we do our best to make our tours as 'open to all' as we possibly can do. Myself and all our management teams at each tour location, consider all that their individual site's tour(s) have to offer our guests and then we make a judgement call on the "best fit" age range for our tour(s). We do this in hope that we ensure most of our guests will all be able to get involved with all interactive activities (if they choose too), enjoy the delivery of the tour especially the educational information and ultimately and most importantly enjoy their visit. So although Elliot is 'chomping at the bit' to see more, which we love! if he can wait I promise when he gets to the next tour it will be a much better experience for him. Thank you once more for your visit, please do spread the word, and we hope to see you and Elliot again one day. Don't forget Tours make for great birthday parties! Tony
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PhilipBBB wrote a review Feb 2020
County Meath, Ireland62 contributions11 helpful votes
Spent a great afternoon with wife and 3 kids. Tony and Simon were really friendly and made the whole tour really enjoyable. The interactive pieces were great for adults and kids alike
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Hi Philip, Thank you for your visit and for your great review too! Simon and I along with the whole team at BBC Tours Newcastle love hearing that our guests have enjoyed such a great time. I wonder, have any of the interactive experiences made any of your family feel that their careers now lie in broadcasting? We hope so! Please help us by spreading the word if you could, we'd hugely appreciate it! Hope to see you again Thanks once more, Tony
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Ciaran and family wrote a review Feb 2020
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The tour was very enjoyable as Tony and Simon (our guides for the afternoon) made it interesting and informative. There was good attention to detail and the tour was very interactive for children and on a level that could be easily understood by them. Needs of the group were taken into account and both guides considered the personalities of the children when doing activities. The guides were knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to find out things if needed. We would definitely recommend this tour for families with children aged 6 to 15 years and to adults of all ages.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour
Responded Feb 19, 2020
Hi Thanks so much for your review, and it was our pleasure to host you all. All the team at BBC Newcastle Tours pride ourselves on ensuring that the BBC in general and our tour is presented as "for everyone" so it is brilliant to hear that our guest do feel that way when visiting the building. So happy to hear that you all enjoyed your tour, and that you will recommend the tour to others. Please do spread the word and thanks again for your visit. Tony
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lilmissh wrote a review Feb 2020
Newcastle, United Kingdom11 contributions10 helpful votes
Visited the tour today with 2 children and my father. The tour itself was fantastic, very interactive and my eldest daughter in particular enjoyed it. However I feel a special mention needs to be made regarding the staff who run the tour. Both of the tour guides made this tour fun and enjoyable for everyone. Unfortunately my son became unwell on the tour and the guide Tony was fantastic. He made sure he was well cared for and as my son was upset he was unwell, he organised for us to visit again when he was feeling better. He then followed our visit up with a phonecall and email to reassure us this was all sorted out. He really went the extra mile to make us feel welcome and this was very much appreciated. We can’t wait to come back!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour
Responded Feb 19, 2020
Hi My absolute pleasure. Simon and I were so sorry he had to leave and we genuinely can't wait to see him back. delighted everyone enjoyed themselves so much and thanks for your lovely review. Tony
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Keith R wrote a review Feb 2020
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Excellent insight into BBC Newcastle's day to day operation, we went on a children's tour, Great guides and very interesting to see where everyday news programs and radio show are put together. You get to sit in the presenters seat, make a short news program, play some CBBC games and learn about when the BBC started in TOON.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour
Responded Feb 19, 2020
Hi Keith Thanks for your great review, so happy our tour was a hit for the birthday girl too! Thanks also, for being the voice of Tom Payne, the founder of BBC "TOON" too. We hope to see you all again soon. Tony
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