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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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Amazing visit, highly recommended

Super visit, highly recommended. The visit was excellent, the staff were extremely informative... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
via mobile
An unusual, and fascinating attraction.

As someone who is not really bothered about any Beatles related tourist attractions, we stumbled on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly W
London, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good34%
  • 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 6 days ago via mobile

Super visit, highly recommended. The visit was excellent, the staff were extremely informative, chatty and willing to answer any questions we had. Sturdy boots/shoes are a must. An excellent unique way to learn about Liverpool’s history.

Thank Fuzzyduck1705
Reviewed 1 week ago

As someone who is not really bothered about any Beatles related tourist attractions, we stumbled on the tunnels while looking for something more unusual to do in the city. We were a bit dubious as it doesn't look like anything special when you first enter...More

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the williamson tunnels out of curiosity and wanting to learn abit more about the heart of liverpool. What an experience it was ... and too see its all charity and voluntary based is astonishing! Percy was our tour guide and what a tour...More

Thank james5671
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although quite small, it is definitely worth a visit just to hear about the quirky character who paid people to build the tunnels and to see the working conditions for children. The staff, mainly volunteers, are lovely and the enthusiasm of the guide makes up...More

Thank otter2016
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 13 September 2017

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

2  Thank Shelagh D
Reviewed 10 September 2017

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 5 September 2017 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

1  Thank LondonKimmy123
Reviewed 4 September 2017

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
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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.