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Wellington Quarry (Carrière Wellington)

Wellington Quarry (Carrière Wellington)

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The Wellington Quarry (Carrière Wellington) museum opened in March 2008 in Arras in the North of France, inside a quarry used during World War I. It commemorates those who built the tunnels and, subsequently, fought in the Battle of Arras during World War I. The Arras Tunnels formed an intricate network that ran from the town center to the German front lines, and housed over 20,000 soldiers of the British Empire and the Commonwealth. In fact, it was New Zealand soldiers who named the quarry after the city of the same name in their home country.

Although they were used as air shelters during the Second World War, the tunnels remained essentially forgotten until their rediscovery in 1990. 350 meters of the quarry’s galleries, located approximately 22 meters underground, can be accessed today. The museum showcases historical artifacts to help visitors understand the context around the Battle of Arras, notably why the military strategy was so remarkable at the time and what life was like for the underground soldiers.

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Rue Arthur Delétoille, Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, 62000

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New Zealand Somme and Arras Day Tour from Arras

New Zealand Somme and Arras Day Tour from Arras

Designed specifically for visitors from New Zealand, this World War I tour from Arras to the Somme takes you to sites from the Western Front related to New Zealander soldiers. You'll see trenches, memorials, and battlefields, and end back in Arras to see the underground tunnels created by the New Zealand tunnelers during the war. You might also be able to visit a cemetery; contact the guide in advance to find out more.
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation


Wellington Quarry (Carrière Wellington) hours of operation: Open every day from 10 am until 12:30 and from 1:30 pm until 6 pm. Closed January 1, from January 4 until 29 2016, December 25. . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

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