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Mersey Tunnel Tours 

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

To ensure our customers get the best experience with our guides, the tours are limited to 20 people per tour. For more information about Tunnel Tours please see our FAQs. 

Tour Details

Starting at George's Dock Building, the tours take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 5pm and Saturdays at 10am, the tour will take approx two hours. Please be aware that the Saturday tour often sells out up to 6 weeks in advance. Unfortunately, only children over 10 years of age are allowed on the tour.

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 also find out which Hollywood movies the tunnel has featured in! 

There are a lot of 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. 

The price of the tour is £11 (plus booking fee) per person.

Groups of 11 or more - tours available Saturday afternoons and other times by prior appointment. Contact our team on [email protected] or call 0151 330 4504 or 0300 131 2881.


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Gift Vouchers

You can either buy our gift vouchers in person from our Travel Centres located at Queen Square, Liverpool One and Birkenhead or you can buy them over the phone by calling 0300 131 2881 and they will be posted out to you with some information about the tour.

Vouchers cost £11 and they are valid for 12 months.

For enquiries, groups and gift vouchers email [email protected] or call 0151 330 4504 or 0300 131 2881.

Celebrate the 90th birthday of the Queensway Tunnel.

Georges Dock Building, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July from 10am – 4pm

There will be free mini tours all day operating about every 40 mins. Tours will alternate and include a visit to the old Control Room, and then a visit to see a fan chamber and down to the tunnel itself. First tour is 10.15am and last one being 3.15pm approx.. Each tour will be around 30 mins. Children under 10 are unfortunately not allowed to do the hard hat tour to the fan chamber and tunnel as we pass through an industrial area (they are ok to visit the Control Room though). There will also be a small display of photos and artefacts.

Tours are first come first served and you book in with the guides on the day. There will be a maximum of 25 per tour. There is no advance booking.

Tour highlights 




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Learn how the tunnel was constructed 

See giant ventilation fans in action 

Visit the original tunnel control room 

George's Dock Building
George's Dock Way
Pier Head
L3 1DD

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