Victoria Tunnel

Address: Ouse Street, Newcastle, NE1 2PF

The Victoria Tunnel is a preserved 19th century waggonway under the city from the Town Moor to the Tyne, built to transport coal from Spital Tongues (Leazes Main) Colliery to the river and operated between 1842 and the 1860s. The Tunnel was converted in 1939 into an air raid shelter to protect thousands of Newcastle citizens during World War 2. In 2008 the Victoria Tunnel was carefully repaired and opened for guided tours with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and TyneWear Partnership. Since 2010 the Ouseburn Trust has operated year-round guided tours with a team of fully trained and enthusiastic volunteer guides. Visit the Ouseburn Trust website to book a tour or find out more.

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