Victoria Tunnel



Use as a Waggonway

Use as a World War II Air-raid Shelter

Other Uses

Bibliography and Sources




General view of the tunnel

The Victoria Tunnel is an early Victorian Grade II listed structure built to transport coal to the River Tyne from a colliery at Spital Tongues, north west of Newcastle upon Tyne's town centre. As well as being used as a coal waggonway, it was also used as an air-raid shelter during World War II.

This website has been compiled to explain a little of its history.

© Phil Thirkell April 2006

Page updated: April 2006

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