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 Tunnel Tours

Tickets only£8pp*

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*Booking fee applies. Tours must be booked in advance.
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Call 0151 330 4504 or email 


Our Mersey Tunnel Tour takes you on a unique behind the scenes look at the famous Queensway Mersey Tunnel which opened in 1934.

As well as learning about the construction of the tunnel, you will visit the original control room, see giant ventilation fans in action and go down to watch the traffic in the tunnel, deep below the city streets.​

You will be able to find out why the tunnels are so unique and also that they have featured in several Hollywood movies!

Tour Details and Restrictions

Starting at the George Dock Building, tours take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 5pm, and Saturday mornings at 10am, the tour will take approx two hours. Unfortunately, only children over 10 years of age are allowed on the tour.

There are many steps to walk up and down during the tour and therefore it is not suitable for people with mobility, breathing and sight difficulties. The tour is also inadvisable for people in the later stages of pregnancy.

Groups of 12 or more

Tours available Saturday afternoons and other times by prior arrangement. 


​Heritage Open Weekend - 14 & 15 September

During Heritage Open Weekend we will be offering free mini tours on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September from 10am to 4pm. 

Tour Highlights

Mersey Tunnel construction

Hear how the tunnel was constructed.

Georges Dock Building - behind the scenes

Go behind the scenes of the
Grade II listed Georges Dock Building.

Original Tunnel control room

Visit the original tunnel control room.


A must visit

"We totally enjoyed ourselves having an explore around the Queensway tunnel. The two guides were very informative....a must to anybody looking to understand more about how our tunnels function."



"The tour was fabulous giving us an insight into how the tunnel was created and also the day to day workings. The team who took us around where brilliant and looked after us all so well. Would definitely recommend and next time I visit Liverpool with my family I will be taking them on this tour."