Inside the Victoria Tunnel

5 Ways to enjoy Newcastle’s Victoria Tunnel

Five ways to enjoy the Victoria Tunnel.

1) Go to Ouse Street in Ouseburn and read the many heritage panels explaining the Tunnel and its history.
2) Walk in St Thomas’ Churchyard by the Civic Centre and read the heritage panel
3) Walk up Claremont Road and see one of the former entrances to the tunnel, by the side of the Great North Museum
4) Get a copy of the “Sirens and Shrapnel” tour and walk the overland route of the Victoria Tunnel
5) Contact the Ouseburn Trust and arrange to go on a tour of the Victoria Tunnel, highly recommended.

victoria tunnel | Ouseburn Trust

victoria tunnel | Ouseburn Trust Victoria Tunnel is a fully preserved 19th century waggonway under the city from the Town Moor to the Tyne, to transport coal from Spital Tongues (Leazes Main) Colliery to the river and operated between 1842 and the 1860s. The Tunnel was converted into an air raid shelter to protect Newcastle citizens during World War …