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Wellington Tunnels, Memorial to the Battle of Arras

Closed Now: 10:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 18:00
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Enter one of the most secret place of military history, and discover a real underground town, where more than 20 000 soldiers of the Commonwealth prepared the most surprising attack of WW1.
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Rue Arthur Deletoille, 62000, Arras, France
+33 3 21 51 26 95
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All reviews new zealand guided tour well worth a visit tunnel system living conditions bilingual guide over the top first world war old quarry surprise attack allied troops town centre these men excellent guide front line under ground visiting arras
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Was anxious about visit as suffer from claustrophobia but the tunnels are high and not at all confined. Our guide was excellent at giving information (in both French and English) and when asked she was able to answer all our questions. The film was informative...More

Thank Yorkshire_fern
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great guide - not sure about the smelly tin helmets. If you are in the area you have to experience it - very moving.

Thank DuncanE115
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

should not miss. Heartbreaking and fascinating steeped in history if you’re in arries this place is a must for all the family . And to show your respect for the guys that lost their life in World War I

1  Thank 751mickg
Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived with no booking on a weekday afternoon in late October and had to wait 40 minutes so I can imagine that during busier times of the year booking is essential. Our tour was a mixture of French and English speaking and the guide...More

Thank Quiller67
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredibly that 24.000 were cramped up together in these mines, waiting for the terrible battle to come. The remaining artifacts and the mine itself are a unique testimony in this respect. The museum is quite crowdy, which means you often have to wait (at least...More

Thank EldarND
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a truly wonderful memorial. The tunnels can only be seen with a guide & I strongly urge you to book ahead as there are very few spots available on the day. Tours are limited to 17 people at a time & are conducted...More

Thank accidentalsunshine
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the Limestone quarries utilized by the British army during the failed Battle of Arras. The images and story of Arras are a must see particularly after viewing the present day buildings in the town. The visit is guided so plan ahead for...More

Thank gregg1200
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A memorial to the New Zealand and other miners who created and expanded these underground caves. They were used again in World War 2. Guided tours only, but very good at evoking images of what conditions must have been like. 20,000 troops were in the...More

1  Thank Lorraine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very good guided tour of the tunnels. Very atmospheric and moving. Makes you realise how lucky we are.

1  Thank 991antw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This commemorates the troops from the British dominions, who fought in april 1917. Named after the New Zealand Tunneling Company. With a guide you go down and there will be explanations about the tunnels. Informatieve for children.

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Response from J6284IFwilliamc | Reviewed this property |
Not very much actual walking and a lot more standing around watching films - so 10/15 mins but in short bursts
21 January 2018|
Response from conrad57 | Reviewed this property |
- Yes, you can, they will put you in with another group to form approx 15 to 18 persons - Guided tour, English spoken by French Arras tourism staff is excellent. At the end of tour there is a 10 minutes film. If you have to... More