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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Broadcasting Centre Barrack Road | Broadcasting House, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4NS, England
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+44 370 901 1227
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour puts watching television into a different prospective. Geordie and Julie were amazing with their input and explaining how the apparatus works and how the Presenters operate. Everyone in our group was encouraged to take part in different aspects of what goes on in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank anthonyb023
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

AMAZINGLY THANKFUL! What a lovely review. Thank you both so much I shall pass on your thanks to the guides. Seeing presenter is always "pot luck" as all our presenters are either journalists or work on their shows when not on air which more often...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just been on holiday to County Durham and whilst researching family fun in the area this tour was recommended and hence i booked in advance. I'm so glad I did - it was such a fun tour with such fun and friendly tour...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Cerigw
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

BRILLIANT! We are so happy that the tour made your holiday that little more memorable and yes booking in advance is a must as we get so busy as you can imagine! I will pass on you kind words to the whole team. Huge thanks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have accompanied several groups of Journalism students on this tour and it never fails to deliver. A great behind the scenes peek at the world of TV which allows hands-on interaction with some of the facilities. Terrific guides, knowledgeable and friendly. ( the drop...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank urbanrod19
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Great review, really thankful for the time you haven taken to write this as our tour is a fantastic learning/teaching tool for those studying media/broadcast journalism; as well as a fun day out for people who just fancy a look behind the scenes of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a brilliant experience! This tour is fab and it's surprising how many people I've spoken to don't realise it's available. We found out about it having been on the mailing list for BBC tours, shows and audiences having been to watch Jools Holland being...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Hobnob78
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

What an absolutely fantastic review of our tour! All I can say is "yes to all" as your review is so fabulous that it promotes all that is good about what we do! As you have said we are a little know attraction as we,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the BBC Newcastle children’s tour. Our guides Julia and Jordy were fantastic. Energetic, fun, captivating and interactive. We had the best afternoon. Totally recommend that you go.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Caroline J
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Caroline Thank you so much for this great review, Julie and Jordy will be delighted to hear that you an your family enjoyed their presentation so much. Please do help us spread the good word! Thanks Tony

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my 3 grandchildren for the BBC Children’s tour. It was absolutely brilliant. From the staff looking after us, thanks Geordie. We spent time learning about how news was presented and met Colin Briggs. He was lovely and took time to explain how he worked....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank janjan28
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Jan So happy to hear that you and your grandchildren all had such a great time on your tour. Colin is great isn't he? He always has been a huge supported of the tours and he loves meeting "his fans" as we jokingly like...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great tour with Victoria & Megan today of the BBC’s “Pink Palace.” We were able to play at being News’ Readers and Radio 4 actors. We saw the wonderful BBC costumes for Hetty Feather; the Radio Studio; the wall of BBC staff...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Susanna0103
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Suzanne WOW! that's such a great review and your guides will be delighted to hear you all enjoyed their presentation so much #girlpower I hope you get to see Alfie Joey's completed Elmer the Elephant on the St. Oswald's Elmer parade (Give Elmer's Parade...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this tour as an activity for the Media and Culture Society and all the students loved it. Hopefully it gave them some useful inspiration for their future careers. Thank you to Jordy and Simon for being incredible tour guides! Thanks, JenniferMore

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jennifer M
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Jennifer Thank you for this great tour review, from the view point of an educational field trip. Our tour is ideal suited to student groups just like yours as well as Journalism students etc too and so its great to hear that we delivered...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great insight in to how the local news is produced on tv and radio, alongside other programmes. Led by Tony, Victoria and Katy who were very enthusiastic and made it such a fantastic morning out. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Julia R
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Julia We hugely appreciated this very kind review, and we are always delighted to hear that our guest enjoyed their time within their local BBC Studios. Spread the word Thanks so much Tony

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A couple of hours well spent on this tour this afternoon. The tour is very informative and there are lots of opportunities for children to get involved (and adults too if they want to!) My children, 15 and 8, both really enjoyed it. We didn't...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PippaT136
TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Pippa Thank you so much for your very complimentary review, Victoria will be chuffed to get a name check too! We work so hard to make sure our tours are suitable for our audiences; as you know, teenagers are the toughest "crowd" to please...More

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The price is Adult £10.00, Concession £9.25 and Child £7.50 valid until 31st March 2017.
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Hi Ami M, yes you do have to buy a ticket to come on a tour. You can purchase online at the BBC shows and tours website thanks for the interest.
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