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BBC Newcastle Tour

Broadcasting Centre Barrack Road | Broadcasting House, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4NS, England
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BBC radio Newcastle tour

I visited the studio today for a tour with my friend. The young lad and lass who took us around the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amanda M
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BBC TV interactive childrens tour

Great time at the tour with my 9 and 11 year old. Well worth a visit if interested in TV. Got to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cat8822
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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...more
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 via mobile

I visited the studio today for a tour with my friend. The young lad and lass who took us around the studio were fantastic and very friendly. We met Colin Briggs and he was really friendly as well. I'd highly recommend and I'll be visiting...More

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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Amanda So happy to read your review, thanks so much for taking the time to write, it genuinely makes our day! Mr Colin Briggs is a star isn't he? He tries his best to come and speak to as many of our guests as...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great time at the tour with my 9 and 11 year old. Well worth a visit if interested in TV. Got to visit T.V studios, see T.V sets. Tour takes about 1.5 hours in total. Interesting for adults too.

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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Cat Thanks you so much for review so delighted to hear you all had fun. Our radio studios are pretty cool to see too! @TonyBBCTours

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We took a group of young people here for our programme through the Easter holidays - we went on the adult tour. Jordi (?) and Simon led the tour and they were fun and engaging, Simon had some great Doctor Who knowledge which pleased the...More

Thank Jess A
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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jess So happy to hear that Simon and Jordy made your trip so memorable...and that Simon aka our resident 'Whovian' was of use! Our "Adult tour"- is our standard BBC Tour and is for all ages so makes a great family day out; but...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our long overdue tour which we did on 3rd April. Our tour guides, Tony and Geordie did an excellent job, from a lovely warm welcome, when we entered Reception, 'prepping' us for what to expect on the tour through to escorting and narrating...More

Thank sabiston
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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hello Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate the time you have taken to write such a complimentary review. I love how you describe being "prepped" in reception, and I am glad to hear that we got all of the important policy...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

What an amazing morning we had, funny and informative kids, parents and grandparents had a blast. Despite age gap (6 and 11) between my kids jordy and tony made sure they both got to participate in the activities. My youngest loved the green screen room...More

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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hello :-) This review is so great to read, thank you so much. Sue, Jordy, and I are so, so happy to have provided your family with such an amazing day to remember, and you are all more than welcome back at anytime! Our Newsroom...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Review of BBC Newcastle Tour 03/04/2018 After meaning to book this for about 7 years for my now 18-year-old son, decided to bite the bullet and make the trip this Easter before he disappears to University never to be seen in the North East again...More

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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi Thank you so much for your fantastically detailed and positive review, Jordy and Simon will be chuffed to hear that you both enjoyed yourselves so much! Colin Briggs will be gutted to hear it is our set rather than him that is the star...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Did this tour 28th March it was a party of 13 people it was very interesting learnt a few things enjoyed doing a radio play and l was the weather person.Tour last hour and half. Would like to say thank you to our guides Victoria...More

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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hello Thank you so much for taking the time to review our tour, I am so happy to learn that you had a great time. Victoria and Simon tell me that Paul Mooney should be looking over his shoulder as you were that good at...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

What an excellent family day out!! Not usually one to leave reviews, but felt I had to after the experience my family and I had on Saturday. We were shown around by Jordy and Lynn, who were very enthusiastic and knowledgable. Although we booked into...More

Thank Niall K
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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hello Niall Wow we love this review! thank you so much! We love our jobs here at the BBC and inspiring the next generation is one of our main hopes by providing the studio tours; so to hear that we have achieved this goal and...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We visited with 15 8/9 year old children who are part of our school journalists club. This tour exceeded our expectations in every way. Our two guides pitched everything perfectly, engaging the children with the interactive activities. They explained the history, and the way the...More

Thank Gillian R
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TonyBBCTours, General Manager at BBC Newcastle Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi Gillian WOW!! what a really lovely, positive and touching review, I cant thank you enough for taking the time to leave it. Simon and Lynne (your guides) and Colin will be over the moon to hear that you all enjoyed your visited and that...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

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 20 February 2018

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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Sue R
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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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