Victoria Tunnel: Ouseburn Trust

About Victoria Tunnel: Ouseburn Trust

The Victoria Tunnel is a Grade II listed structure which runs under the city from the Town Moor down to the Tyne. It was built as a waggonway to transport coal from Spital Tongues (Leazes Main) Colliery to the river and operated between 1842 and the mid 1860s.

In 1939, the City Engineers converted the Tunnel into an air raid shelter to protect hundreds of Newcastle citizens during World War II.

Between 2007 and 2009, the Tunnel was carefully repaired and opened for guided tours by Newcastle ...

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53-55 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley
Newcastle upon Tyne

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