Earlier this year I went on one of the tours of the Victoria Tunnel run by the Ouseburn Trust. It's something I've always wanted to do, and found it very interesting, despite the guy giving the tour trying his damnedest to bore us. Seriously, I don't know why they would pick someone with such desperate lack of social skills to lead a walking tour, which apparently he does all over Newcastle. Anyway, there was another bloke from the OUseburn Trust there, who was considerably more interesting, and he was saying that when the renovation/ construction work on the Hancock Museum was underway, the design team asked the Trust if they would like to get into the upper part of the Victoria Tunnel to have a look around. The Trust said 'Yes please', and did some investigations up there. In case you don't know, there are entrance doors to the tunnel just below the Museum on Claremont Road. After the Trust had had a good look around, the Great North Museum team said something along the lines of "Would you like to pay for us to put some nice new doors on that?" The Trust said no, don't be silly, and there's a general feeling that the museum missed a trick by not incorporating the historical mine tunnel/ air raid shelter that runs almost below the building into the scheme. Sorry, that seems a bit rambly now I read it back, but the guy was a bit rambly....