The Victoria Tunnel is an award-winning attraction accessible from here in the Ouseburn Valley.
A preserved 19th century waggonway under the city from the Town Moor to the Tyne, it was built to transport coal from Spital Tongues (Leazes Main) Colliery to the river and operated between 1842 and the 1860s. The Tunnel was later converted into an air raid shelter to protect thousands of Newcastle citizens during World War II.
The Ouseburn Trust operates tours of the Tunnel, offering visitors the chance to find out how it was constructed and even listen out for the wagons full of coal heading for the Tyne!
As a neighbouring venue, our cafe has a special offer for visitors to this local attraction. Simply visit us before or after your tour* to enjoy a slice of premium cake and a hot drink of your choice for £5.
To redeem, please show your Tunnel ticket when placing your order.
For more information about Victoria Tunnel, visit the Ouseburn Trust website.
*Please note, offer is only available on the day of your Tunnel tour.