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Wellington Tunnels, Memorial to the Battle of Arras

Closes in 15 min: 10:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 18:00
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“new zealand”(49 reviews)
“guided tour”(49 reviews)
Enter one of the most secret place of military history, and discover a real underground town, where more than 20 000 soldiers of the Commonwealth prepared the most surprising attack of WW1.
Closes in 15 min
Hours Today: 10:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 18:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Rue Arthur Deletoille, 62000, Arras, France
+33 3 21 51 26 95
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All reviewsnew zealandguided tourwell worth a visittunnel systembilingual guideover the topfirst world warallied troopsold quarrysurprise attacktown centrethese menshort filmfront lineexcellent guideunder groundvisiting arras
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I expected a little more when we booked the tour, it was fairly informative, we may have assumed there was more there

Thank helencollins63
Reviewed 3 days ago

The quarries existed a long time before the 1st world war, but were rediscovered/remembered then, after having been in disuse for about a century and a half. Using the quarries, the New Zeeland tunnellers dug these out, largely by hand, at a depth of about...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 3 days ago

These tunnels were built by the New Zealand tunnelers for the troops to live in before they attacked the Germans. You could feel that it would have been cold and damp for them. The tour was very informative and I was pleased to return to...More

Thank LindaH333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For anybody interested in world wars or life in northern France during the war time, this is definitely the place to go. Even for those not interested the caves/quarries and tunnels are amazing and it's hard to believe they were all dug by hand in...More

Thank philbertNottingham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was very well organized and the points of interest were explained clearly. It was fascinating to see how over 20,000 soldiers could lived together for week inside of a cave knowing that they could die in the next battle. And we complain about...More

Thank DanielM19932
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m only adding to what people have already said to ensure they maintain the rating they deserve. An incredibly moving and sobering visit to see where thousands of men and boys waited to go to their deaths 100 years ago. The tour of about an...More

1  Thank kevingston18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As some advice, book your tickets early. You can do it at the Arras tourist depot in the Cathedral located in the city square but so t just walk there and think you will wait a few minutes and go in. Typically it books up...More

Thank dudley1959
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a hour to have a look. What a experience, our guide was great, perfect English. It’s amazing to think as you walk around what actually happened there. Like a lot of he places we visited that weekend, a good place of reflection. Thank...More

Thank srevogel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve driven through northern France hundreds of times and keep promising to go to a WW1 museum or memorial. Had the opportunity in Arras to see the tunnels which were dug in 1916/17 by New Zealand miners to house 24,000 British troops prior to the...More

Thank masboutin
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This tour is about the Allied troops who lived in these tunnels prior to the Battle of Arras in April 1917. Our guide was Mathias, who did the tour in both French and English (his English was excellent) and there is also an audio guide...More

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15 April 2018|
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Response from William C | Reviewed this property |
Not very much actual walking and a lot more standing around watching films - so 10/15 mins but in short bursts
21 January 2018|
Response from conrad57 | Reviewed this property |
- Yes, you can, they will put you in with another group to form approx 15 to 18 persons - Guided tour, English spoken by French Arras tourism staff is excellent. At the end of tour there is a 10 minutes film. If you have to... More
Sharon D
19 April 2017|
Response from markmP4578SN | Reviewed this property |
Try Dianne and Vic Piuk at Les Alouettes Somme Battlefield tours .We went with them and they were excellent. It would depend if they have anything available now due to the late notice