Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre

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Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre

Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre
4.5
Friday
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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A remarkable attraction in an unremarkable area of the city. Here is an extraordinary collection of tunnels and chambers commissioned by 19th century Victorian industrialist Joseph Williamson. His motivations for the work are still a mystery, but guided tours among what's thought to be just a small part of a much wider network offer plenty of insights.
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923Dan
Swindon, UK2,880 contributions
May 2022
Whilst in Liverpool, visited the Williamson’s Tunnels, after seeing a recent Dr Who episode.
Very interesting man-made brick-lined tunnels with interesting history - Though much smaller than you imagine them to be, given the press and media hype.
Turned up at just the right time and got straight onto a tour for only £7 (i think), given by a very friendly and knowledgeable lady.
Well worth a visit if you are passing - certainly interesting.
Written 18 June 2022
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TravelDreamin
5 contributions
Jun 2022
I like off beat, quirky as much as anyone. Not this. We're talking here about some cuts in an old quarry that an eccentric turned into covered "tunnels." The tour takes you into a couple of short sections that aren't all that tunnel-like or interesting. The tour involves a lot of standing around looking at brick arches and listening to a less than clear review of the life of the creator, especially about his relationship with his wife. I was counting the minutes until it was over. I applaud the dedication of the volunteers who are doing their best to excavate and learn about this strange part of Liverpool history. However, go elsewhere. There is another group that runs a free tour of another section of the tunnels. I haven't done that one, but have to believe it is better.
Written 11 June 2022
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chris a
Berlin, Germany69 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Great little place to visit and find out about the old history of Liverpool. See how many moles you can count as you walk around subterranean Liverpool.
Written 2 May 2022
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Mr and Mrs
Liverpool, UK54 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Went today, as I have always wanted to visit and never have, and being from liverpool the tunnels have always interested me. So glad we did was really interesting and the guide Carl was great, really knowledgeable and very funny..thank you
defo worth a visit 👍
Written 26 November 2021
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Emily T
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Nov 2021
What an incredible place and such an amazing mystery! My partner and I had the tour all to ourselves, and had such a lovely, in-depth chat with our passionate and knowledgable tour guide.
Written 19 November 2021
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Tom S
15 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Had a fantastic time today on the tour. Pat was very informative and a great tour guide. The tour is a perfect length and definitely a hidden gem within the city. Would recommend this to anyone!
Written 19 November 2021
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Juliabrett
Barnstaple, UK14 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Absolutely fascinating
Guide was knowledgeable
Short taxi journey out of the city well worth it
Stay for a coffee in the stables
Written 11 September 2021
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Shelleyy M
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Couples
I highly recommend going here it was a great tour the guide was wonderful couldn’t fault it would go back
Written 11 July 2021
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spartanmouse
London, UK10 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Such a fascinating place with a bizarre and mysterious history. A unique tour, with a really engaging guide. Fantastic value. Recommended to all!
Written 29 June 2021
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Mike
Glossop, UK317 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
Interesting tour of the tunnels created by Joseph Williamson in the early 1800’s.

Tour takes about 45 minutes and decent footwear is required as the tour follows a scaffold walkway. Low lighting levels and can be wet inside therefore care needs to be taken to avoid trips and slips.

Guide was very engaging and informative and tour included an interesting display of Victorian bottles and crockery collected when excavating the tunnels.

You can reach the heritage centre by a 10 minute walk up from the city through the university area.
Written 27 June 2021
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