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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

***Fully booked*** From mine to Tyne: a tour of the Victorian tunnel

Date: 9 July 2015 18:00 for 18:30

Type: Social and Networking

Organiser: Tyne and Wear

The winner of the 2013 NE Tourism Gold Award as Best Small Visitor Attraction, the Victoria Tunnel is a fully preserved 19th century wagon way under Newcastle that stretches from the Town Moor to the River Tyne.  Built in 1842, its original purpose was to transport coal from Spital Tongues Colliery to riverside staithes for loading to ships.

In 1939 the Tunnel was converted into an air raid shelter to protect Newcastle citizens during World War 2.

Today, having been carefully repaired, the Ouseburn Trust runs guided tours of the Tunnel thanks to fully trained volunteer guides.

The very nature of the tour means that numbers are limited.  We will meet at the Ouseburn Trust office, Arch 6, Stepney Bank (behind the Ship Inn) at 6pm before a short walk to the tunnel entrance via The Riverside Walk for the 2 hour tour at 6.30pm.  Please note that the Tunnel is

  • a dark, confined space (in most places it is six feet 3 inches high by seven feet wide), so hard hats and torches will be provided;
  •  damp and muddy in places. Please wear suitable, closed-toe shoes; and has
  • a constant temperature of 12º C. The walls are lime-washed in places. A washable, warm jacket is recommended.

Unless all places have been taken beforehand, the closing date for online bookings is Thursday 2 July 2015.

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Ouseburn Trust

Arch 6
Stepney Bank
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel No: 0191 261 6596

How to book

The easiest way to book is online by clicking the button to Book Online at icaew.com – you will be able to log into your account at icaew.com and pay with your debit or credit card.

You can also telephone the ICAEW central events booking team on 01908 248159 and pay over the phone.

Alternatively you can download a booking form or book by email.