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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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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Excursion819826
69 contributions
Hour to spare go here
Jan 2020 • Couples
Well worth the £4.50 entry fee
Lovely Pat the guide filled is with lots of information about the tunnels. We watched a video first as we arrived when a tour was midway so had to wait for the next one. Lasted 45 minutes and very interesting
Written 13 January 2020
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Expatmike54
London, UK110 contributions
Tunnel Vision
Nov 2019
Explored the Williamson Tunnels on a frosty winter's day and we were pleased to find it was warmer in there than outside! Even better, this bizarre underground labyrinth is fascinating, especially the backstory of Joseph Williamson himself, which our tour guide Pat explained in charming detail.

We were shown only a small part of the underground network - the bits that obviously have been cleared as acceptable for health and safety reasons - but it was enough to leave us gobsmacked at the enormity of what Williamson did for the local community.

Just to note, there are lots of steps and stairs so wheelchair access is not possible and you need to be reasonably agile. It's not claustrophobic so don't worry about confined spaces, and kids can have fun trying to spot a number of 'moles' hidden along the way.

Highly recommended!
Written 29 November 2019
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Natgooders
U.K27 contributions
Last Minute Visit
Nov 2019
Very informative - Eric was great and knowledgeable. Amazing trip and run as a charity type attraction. Well worth a visit.
Written 25 November 2019
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The_Kayaking_Failure
Liverpool, UK57 contributions
Great and bizarre place!
Nov 2019
Visited today with my father and we both really enjoyed the tour given by a lovely female guide who had exceptional knowledge of the tunnels and local history. It's really great to be able to walk through part of the tunnels and see excavation work going on below. I would recommend to all.
Written 7 November 2019
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Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre is open:
  • Fri - Sun 10:30 - 15:30


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