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BBC Newcastle Tour

Broadcasting Centre Barrack Road | Broadcasting House, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4NS, England
+44 370 901 1227
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We had a great time! The tour was fantastic – I have had some friends asking how they can book and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lee-Ann M
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Visited this afternoon. Both of us had a great time. Most interesting and fun. Our guides Jordy and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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BBC Newcastle or the 'Pink Palace' as the building is affectionately known, offers visitors a unique opportunity to step behind the scenes of the biggest broadcasting corporation in the world. Scheduled carefully between our live television broadcasts, the cameras are set for action, the clocks are counting down and you are welcome to step into our shoes and have a good look around. We offer two different tours depending on your age and interest please see website. Please note that pre booking is essential, please visit our website to book your tickets.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Broadcasting Centre Barrack Road | Broadcasting House, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4NS, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great time! The tour was fantastic – I have had some friends asking how they can book and pointed them in the direction of the website. My kids (13 & 10) loved it! It gave a great insight to what goes on...More

Thank Lee-Ann M
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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Awh thanks so much Lee-Ann for these lovely words. We are so glad to hear all the family enjoyed the visit! How lucky you were that Sue Sweeny asked the tour group in to her studio too! BBC Tours Newcastle really appreciate you spending time...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this afternoon. Both of us had a great time. Most interesting and fun. Our guides Jordy and Simon were very pleasant and informative. The contents of the 'Grab Packs' were quite informative. Most recommended.More

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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon John Thank you so much for taking the time to write this positive review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Jordy and Simon. Thank you also for braving the snow and cold to get to the studios,...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

After hearing about tours of the BBC Studios in Newcastle from some family members, I decided I needed to look into this and book a tour for myself. It is simple enough to book as you go online (as pre booking is necessary) and pick a day....More

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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Hi Adam Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed, warm and positive review. I am so happy to hear that you had such a great time. I know I say this all the time, but it's honestly true each...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Five of us joined a tour of the Pink Palace, aka BBC Broadcasting Centre in Newcastle - and what a fun afternoon it was! We started in reception with a little quiz on catchphrases, the answers to which were on the walls of the building...More

Thank SueB1616
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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Hello Sue Thrilled to hear you all enjoyed making your own Look North and radio drama and what naturals you were too by the way! We really appreciate your review, it honestly does make our day, when hear people had a such lovely time with...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I really loved the bbc tour which gives taste of being at the backstage of the whole broadcasting process and appreciation of what they do. Moreover you can get a pics at the breakfast news table or soft news decor. Moreover, they show you couple...More

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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for your review, we are so happy to hear that you loved your experience with us. If you have taken any photographs that you would be happy to share please find our pages on all social media so that everyone can get a...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We travelled from the Orkney Islands for a four day family break in Newcastle and this tour was the absolute highlight of a brilliant few days. Tony our tour guide was exemplary from start to finish with a great balance of information, humour and interaction...More

Thank Michael R
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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hi Michael WOW! What an incredibly lovely review! On behalf of Colin, our BBC Tours and Broadcast teams at BBC Newcastle, Thank you so much! I am so glad that the tour was such a big hit with your family. I must admit when I...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour of BBC Newcastle last Tuesday. The tour was equally enjoyed by kids (aged 11 and 8) and mum! Tony was a really engaging guide. Particular highlights- the blanket which makes you disappear, meeting Colin Briggs and making our own radio...More

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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for this great review! BBC Newcastle Tours really appreciate it! The invisibility cape is great fun and now your children know some "insider" secrets from the movies to wow their friends! Meeting Colin is such a bonus, I'll pass on you kind words...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Have to write on TripAdvisor how good the tour we had today was. We were part of a trip for visually impaired children in the half term and our daughter loved it and got stuck in and I found it fascinating too. Thanks to Simon...More

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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you Dave for your review and kinds words. Reading positive message from our guests is what makes the tour team keep delivering great tours and family days out. I am so glad that your daughter loved her time with us and thank her for...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Great trip for children and adults alike! Tony, our guide, was an outstanding host as he balanced humour, engagement and variety with an ability to connect with each individual child. The visit was jam-packed with great behind the scenes experiences crossing TV, radio and hands-on,...More

Thank CatherineSt
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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Wow what a fab review! Thank You! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your day with me at BBC Newcastle and I really appreciate the time you have taken to write such a full review. Thank you very much for coming and...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

What an interesting and fun tour this is. Hosts Geordie and Simon were brilliant - happy to answer all questions technical and otherwise around the fascinating production of news and local programmes. Colin Briggs was so pleasant to meet 'in situ' complete with familiar news...More

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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you so much for this excellent review. It really makes our day to hear that our tour was enjoyed so much by our guests. I will share your kind words with Jordy and Simon. Colin is great isn't he? He really tries his best...More

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The price is Adult £10.00, Concession £9.25 and Child £7.50 valid until 31st March 2017.
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Hi Ami M, yes you do have to buy a ticket to come on a tour. You can purchase online at the BBC shows and tours website thanks for the interest.
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