We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 53-55 Lime Street | Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
Phone Number: 441912304210
Website
Description:

Advance booking is essential for Newcastle's Hidden Heritage,winner of 2013...

Advance booking is essential for Newcastle's Hidden Heritage,winner of 2013 NE Tourism Gold Award as Best Small Visitor Attraction. A preserved nineteenth century waggonway dug under the city from The Town Moor 2.5 Miles to the Tyne. Built to transport coal from Spital Tongues (Leazes Main) Colliery to the river. At outbreak of WW2 was converted into an air raid shelter to protect up to 9 thousand Newcastle citizens during deadly bombing raids. Follow your guides underground to discover the tunnel's fascinating history. Advance booking is essential - please contact the Ouseburn Trust or visit the website for more information.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 882 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 711
    Excellent
  • 143
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Dee light

Thank you for a very enlightening 2 hours Appreciated the volunteers knowledge and enthusiasm. Enjoyed the trip around ouseburn . Good to see a varied age group attending too

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Florrienational
,
Leeds, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

882 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 868: English reviews
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thank you for a very enlightening 2 hours Appreciated the volunteers knowledge and enthusiasm. Enjoyed the trip around ouseburn . Good to see a varied age group attending too

Helpful?
Thank Florrienational
Peak District National Park, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Thanks to Steve and Diane for a real treat today. Highly recommend this trip which is perfectly balanced. My daughter who is 8 was quickly recruited by Steve as the ww2 warden which worked like a charm at keeping her engaged. I loved the pride in the Newcastle history both in coal and ww2. Both guides fantastically knowledgeable and adept... More 

Helpful?
Thank Josiemabel
CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this review

Thank you for your "fabulous" review. Steve and Diane will be delighted that you had such great tour. Our award winning team of guides pride themselves on their knowledge and enthusiasm of the Victoria Tunnel's wonderful history and heritage. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unbelievable value for money, guides really know their stuff, with a lot of history spanning a huge time period you will learn so much about Newcastle

Helpful?
Thank Abbie M
CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. All our award winning team of tour guides are dedicated to bringing the history and heritage of the Victoria Tunnel to life and will be delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your tour. Every year we have over 1200 Primary School pupils visiting to discover how the tunnel was built and how it... More 

Northumberland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides just know so much - the tour is really interesting and unexpected. I have lived in the area all my life and didn't realise this was even a visitor attraction. Definitely worth including in your holiday plans! There is a visitor centre near the Stepney Bank Stables in Ouseburn and you can book guided tours from there.

Helpful?
Thank the_family_004
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you walked past the entrance, you would not realise the experience that lay behind. It is a piece of Newcastle history that has been well maintained and is an experience not to be missed.

Helpful?
Thank Keith W
CliveGoodwin, Manager at Victoria Tunnel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are proud of our "Hidden Gem" and take great care in bringing the history and heritage to life. Our wonderful bright Red Door welcomes our visitors to book a tour to come and experience how the Victorian engineers built it and how up to 9000 residents sheltered safely during WW2 bombing raids. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with my girlfriend and her eight year old son yesterday afternoon and had a fantastic tour. Guides Terry and Lynne were very knowledgeable with some fascinating stories about the tunnel's original use during the Industrial Revolution as well as its importance during WW2. Highly recommended, great value for money and thanks for an enjoyable two hours!

Helpful?
Thank Ben H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
766 reviews
493 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of the Famous attraction in Newcastle. I visited the tunnel today 19 -9-2016 with my friends. It is relay amazing experience and cool way to know more about Newcastle History.

Helpful?
Thank TaherAlbaghliJulian
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the tunnel today and it's great to learn a little about Newcastle's past. The tour guide was really good and informative.

Helpful?
Thank Colin H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the tunnel several times with groups of students from a special school. They really enjoyed the experience and their learning was supported by the WW2 workshops. Recently I was given a gift voucher to go with my husband for the longer tour. Even though I have been before, it was great. The longer tour goes further into the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cushy-butterflied
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
113 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When read about this knew had to visit to the family and it was so interesting walking through the tunnels and hearing the stories of its history, our two 7 years old were equally interested and left with the feeling that want to see even more.Great value for money and excellent staff, a must visit

Helpful?
1 Thank Woodzy29

Travelers who viewed Victoria Tunnel also viewed

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
 
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
 

Been to Victoria Tunnel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Victoria Tunnel and other visitors
21 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (21)

Questions? Get answers from Victoria Tunnel staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?