Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre

Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, Liverpool: Hours, Address, Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre

Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre
4.5
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Address
Neighbourhood: Central Liverpool
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4.5
395 reviews
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Shelleyy M
1 contribution
Perfect experience
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
A tour like no other!
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, UK224 contributions
Subterranean oddity
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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Jessica knight
5 contributions
Brilliant tour!
Jun 2021
We really enjoyed our visit to the Williamson tunnels! The tour was brought to life by Carl's enthusiasm and his extensive knowledge of the period. A fascinating trip which we would highly recommend to anyone visiting Liverpool.
Written 20 June 2021
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AIMEE S
Southport, UK8 contributions
Excellent tour
Jun 2021
Really enjoyed out tour - the tour guide Carl was so friendly and enthusiastic and brought the story of the tunnels to life. A really interesting trip out in Liverpool - would highly recommend!
Written 4 June 2021
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steve j
Rainford, UK40 contributions
Cold and wet
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a really interesting look at a jewel under the streets of Liverpool. Waiting room first with a cup of coffee then the volunteers kick in with the guide beginning his narration below 62 mason Street which is still there on the surface. A great trip completely brought to life by these volunteers who have obviously been trained well. It was cold and wet down there
Written 23 February 2020
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Nicola G
2 contributions
A unique and interesting experience
Feb 2020 • Couples
I've been wanting to visit here since hearing about the tunnels several years ago. I was not disappointed. This is a unique and interesting part of Liverpool history.. Just a pity it isn't given the proper funding it needs to really become a major attraction
Written 17 February 2020
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Mates
1 contribution
Fantastic heritage tour
Feb 2020 • Friends
Went with friends to view Tunnels. Fascinating insight given by our well informed volunteer, delivered with a scouse sense of humour, loved it!
Written 11 February 2020
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JLizzieH
London, UK104 contributions
Enjoyable visit
Feb 2020
Many years ago I heard a song called the 'Mole of Edge Hill' and was reminded of this when the train I was on went through Edge Hill station. I spoke to the family I was staying with whether the song was true and we looked up the Williamson Tunnels. We went for a visit to learn more. The guide was very knowledgeable not just about the tunnels but also about other Liverpool attractions. The tunnels were interesting and took about three quarters of an hour to get round. Thanks for the information.
Written 9 February 2020
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LeonBritton
Bootle, UK3 contributions
Fantastic educational discovery of the underground tunnels hidden below liverpool
Jan 2020
Entirely operated, and indeed excavated by volunteers this fascinating trip below the streets of liverpool looks to shed some light on the mysteries surrounding the maze, and to date fully undiscovered Williamson Tunnels.

The tour lasts about an hour, and after a safety briefing and being issued with a hard hat your tour begins...

The tunnels are lit, but still dark (obviously) and there are steps and wet surfaces. Family friendly, with hand railings when needed, but may not be ideal for those with mobility issues.

Enjoyed it that much, am taking the family with me next time.

Educational, and exciting to be able to watch their progress
Written 23 January 2020
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Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre is open:
  • Fri - Sun 10:30 - 15:30


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