Wellington Tunnels: the private and guided tour
Their stroke of genius: to have the New Zealand tunnellers connect up the town's chalk extraction tunnels to create a real network of underground barracks large enough to accommodate up to 24,000 soldiers.
After a 20-metre descent in a glass-fronted lift, the guided visit plunges the visitor into the site's atmosphere to discover the life of the soldiers in the underground quarries. At the end, through a film, the visitor experience the shock of the Battle of Arras.
GPS : 50°16’50.502’’ N, 2° 46’56.7588’’ E
Visit only by booking on the internet on www.arraspaysdartois.com
Visiting slots from 2 to 8 people, who know each other
The tours are private, guided and accompanied by a guide
Opening hours : June, September, October, November and December 2020 (except during school holidays). Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
From Wednesday to Friday: Closed in the morning. From 2.pm to 6pm
From Saturday to Sunday : From 9.45 am to 12.30 pm. From 2.pm to 6pm.
Tours every 30 mn (private tours only - duration 55mn)
Opening hours : From 7th July to 30th August 2020, from 17th October to 2nd November 2020 and from 19th December to 4th Jnauary 2021.Closed on Mondays.
From 9.45 am to 12.30 pm. From 2.pm to 6pm.
Tours every 15 mn (private tours only - duration 55mn)
Health measures for more security:
- The wearing a mask is compulsory
- The wearing a safety helmet is compulsory (during the tour)
- The luggage storage is closed
- Access to the reception building 5 minutes before tour departure
Additional measures are applied: flow direction, alcoholic gel at disposal, information signs, floor marking, safety helmets cleaning after each visit, regular cleaning and disinfection of commonly used and shared surfaces.
Private and guided visits. The visit lasts 1 hour.
Wear warm clothes. Site accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
Closed, 25th december, 1st January, from 7th to 25 th January and 25 th december.
Contact : Arras Pays d'Artois Tourist Office
Tél. +33 (0)3 21 51 26 95