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Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre

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an amazing place

all run and dug out by volunteers this is an incredible palce and over the years more and more of... read more

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Stanley C
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Williamson Tunnels

Had a great experience at the tunnels. Billy was a fantastic tour guide; knew his stuff... read more

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Emily M
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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...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Smithdown Lane | The Old Stableyard, Liverpool L7 3ED, England
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+44 151 709 6868
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Reviewed today

all run and dug out by volunteers this is an incredible palce and over the years more and more of has been opened all done by the hard who have dug by hand tons and tons of rubble, a logistical for dising of

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stanley C
Reviewed today

Visited this attraction between Christmas and New year. The history of the tunnels and the Williamsons is so interesting. The attraction is managed by very hard working volunteers. The script and knowledge of the voluntary guides, in some cases is limited as some basic questions...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stephen G L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great experience at the tunnels. Billy was a fantastic tour guide; knew his stuff, enthusiastic and funny.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Emily M
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend visited here even tho the tunnel is not that long the tour guide was very knowledgeable off the surrounding area and off the tunnels history excellent visit.we really enjoyed it and would recommend it

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol C
Reviewed 29 October 2018

A part of Liverpool that was virtually forgotten for 100 years or so but is now receiving the acclaim it deserves. It consists of a network of brick lined and vaulted Tunnels cut in sandstone in early 19th century in somewhat mysterious circumstances. An excellent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This review is by no means a thumbs down for the people who volunteer to work at the Williamson’s Tunnels. The place is no where near what it could be. I had an interesting hour walking round the Attraction with our guide Dave. It’s a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 781ashleyn
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Well worth a visit , the excellent tour guide was most informative and very interesting. A quirky part of Liverpools past that is still being discovered. Also you can get refreshments and small gifts.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim H
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We have been meaning to visit these tunnels for a while now. However, I’ve got to say, the visit was rather a let down. I appreciate the upkeep relies on volunteers and contributions but we weren’t overly impressed. The guide didn’t seem confident in what...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 4 October 2018

These tunnels were not really needed but Mr Williamson decided rather than give money out to people he gave them employment so as make them feel needed and had a job. It's hard to believe that someone so rich would look after his poorer neighbours...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Doncosses
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We came here today as we was up in the area for the day did some home work before we went was only £4 for me to get in if you take kids it’s £3 would say don’t take very young kids as it’s in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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CaveatEmptor60
30 September 2018|
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Response from Margaret M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea ,we went by the 79 bus which stops almost outside. However it is in a non commercial area, in a housing area so would probably not be a problem
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Keith H
12 September 2018|
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Response from Tunnel_Boss | Property representative |
£4.50 for adults, £4 for concessions, £3 for childre, Under 5's - free. The guided tour through part of Williamson's labyrinth takes about 45 minutes.
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Saramoney
9 September 2018|
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Response from Tunnel_Boss | Property representative |
Our usual advice is to give it a go. If there is a problem, visitors can leave immediately.
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