Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre

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A labyrinth of tunnels in the Edge Hill area of Liverpool.

Tour the Tunnels

Take a guided tour through a section of the network of tunnels and view exhibitions which depict the life and times of one of Liverpool's most eccentric characters. Tickets from £3

Sketching in the Tunnels

The Williamson Tunnels are a unique historical and architectural feature of Liverpool. This sketching session is a mixed ability class £25 for 1 class. Tickets Eventbrite.com

The Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre provides an insight into the fascinating underground world created by Joseph Williamson in the early 19th Century. Take a guided tour through a section of the network of tunnels and view exhibitions which depict the life and times of one of Liverpool's most eccentric characters.

 

The Williamson Tunnels are a labyrinth of tunnels in the Edge Hill area of Liverpool, which were built under the direction of the eccentric businessman Joseph Williamson between 1810 and 1840. They remained derelict, filled with rubble and refuse until archaeological investigations were carried out in 1995. Since then excavations have been carried out and part of the labyrinth of tunnels has been opened to the public as a heritage centre.

 

The Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre is owned and operated by the Joseph Williamson Society.

 

The Joseph Williamson Society is a registered charity which receives no public funding, therefore, the Society relies entirely on visitor income and donations to maintain and develop the Heritage Centre. If you would like to help the Society in its work please pay them a visit or consider making a donation.

 

Open 7 days a week in school holidays but please check their website as their closed on Mondays in the Summer (other than school holidays) and closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays in the Winter.

 

Tickets start at £3 for children and they also offer a family ticket.

 

As the tunnel network is not suitable for wheelchair users, admission is free. Only the cafe, exhibition area and the toilets are accessible.

 

They Don't accept credit/debit cards, so make sure you bring cash (you can book online tickets for entry though).

 

Group discount available for advance bookings.