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Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre

Smithdown Lane | The Old Stableyard, Liverpool L7 3ED, England
+44 151 709 6868
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Quirky little place

Such an interesting little story, there's not loads to see but thats because the whole thing is run... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Liverpool, England

I'd heard about these tunnels and it piqued my interest. Whilst this museum is a work in progress... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
roger p
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Smithdown Lane | The Old Stableyard, Liverpool L7 3ED, England
+44 151 709 6868
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such an interesting little story, there's not loads to see but thats because the whole thing is run by volunteers rather than a big company like the national trust. There's more than enough for a couple of hours to read and view and the guide...More

Thank Wilberlina123
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'd heard about these tunnels and it piqued my interest. Whilst this museum is a work in progress what I saw and the enthusiasm of the guides opened my mind to the scale of what Williamson achieved in a time early on in the Industrial...More

Thank roger p
Reviewed 1 week ago

You won't go into any 'tunnels'. The 'Tour' all of 40 minutes takes you into one of two open fronted 'arches' 'They are screened off' The guide informs you with a 'map' of all the tunnels you are 'not' going to see. You walk to...More

Thank Shelagh D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most unusual things I've ever visited and in the future will be even more interesting as more of these tunnels are excavated well worth a visit. We traveled there by bus but if going by car be advised there didn't...More

1  Thank davidatkinson14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was really excited about visiting the tunnels. Unfortunately, there isn't enough of the tunnels open. You could probably walk through in 5 minutes. Our guide was very sweet but didn't seem to have much knowledge. We were really confused about what he was saying. Feel...More

Thank LondonKimmy123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These tunnels were built by the eccentric Williamson and you spend the tour guessing what they are for, nobody knows! An informative enthusiastic guide took just four of us round. Unfortunately you can only see a small part of all the tunnels, but I don't...More

Thank 393src123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd only recently heard of the tunnels, though I'd been past where they are many times on the train into Lime Street. The tour lasts about 45 minutes and it's the enthusiasm of the tour guide as much as anything which made it so worthwhile....More

Thank NorthernBritUk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well we came across these purely by word of mouth, & wouldn't have wanted to have missed them. A bit of a walk from town centre, so its a number 79 bus to the top of Brownlow Hill, & then a short walk across to...More

1  Thank pollyandpete
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history to the tunnels and the tunnels itself are fascinating. Unfortunately the tour only gets you to a rather small part. You basically see two big and one small room. Illumination could be improved to put everything in the right spotlight. The information provided...More

Thank Registerd N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to this hidden bit of Liverpool history. The tours can only get better as more tunnels are excavated. The guide is very passionate and informative about them. This attraction is of historic interest to the city and deserves to receive funding...More

Thank Anita C
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Gill B
28 July 2017|
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Response from Tunnel_Boss | Property representative |
The Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre does not have lifts. There are some stairs but as a general rule we find that visitors who can manage to get up and down stairs in an ordinary house can manage the stairs at the... More
david s
10 February 2016|
Response from Ron P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is limited parking space beside the entrance to the Williamson Tunnels. This is an old stable yard with room for maybe 8 to 10 cars. There is no parking charge. Hope this helps. Regards. Ron P.
Amanda M
6 February 2016|
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Response from MWHF | Reviewed this property |
No. Too narrow. Also not safe.