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The New Brighton Palace Tunnels

Tours & Investigations

Address

The Creep Inn

New Brighton Palace

Marine Promenade

Wallasey

CH45 2JX

 

 

 

 

If you are a Paranormal Group and Would like to Book the Tunnels for a Private Event please fill in the contact form below or call 01516306622 see if date is Free that you require

 

Monday to Thursday 7pm till 12am - £200

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10pm till 3am £250

 

A Non Refundable Deposit Payment of 100 Pound Must be made in Advance to Secure Your Date

 

There is a Maximum of 20 guests aloud.

* Required

History of the Tunnels

During World War Two, between 1942 and 1944, the New Brighton Palace arcade was Depot 0616 of the U. S. Army: the cellars became an ammunition factory employing two hundred women, a base for fire watchers, and a communal air raid shelter, one entrance to which, a large iron grille, is still to be seen in Virginia Road at the back of the Palace.

 

The History of the New Brighton Palace is a fascinating one, the tunnels are said to go back over 200 Years to the Times of the Wreckers & Smugglers and were later redeveloped when the Palace was built. The tunnels were then used as a munitions factory during WW2 and later became a nightclub known as The Creep.

Ghosts in the Tunnels

The Tunnels beneath the New Brighton Palace are Haunted by Several Ghosts, The lost Souls of the doomed passengers whose bodies were tossed inside the old caves and hidden during the wreck of the Pelican, there is the Grey lady that roams around making herself known to those whom venture into the tunnels. There is also the Angry Smuggler whom is searching for his missing loot and there has been objects moved and bangs occurring when nobody else is down there. Some years back when two joiners were in the tunnels, One of the joiners, hard at work, asked his companion to hand him a hammer, reaching his hand out for it without looking. He felt the hammer placed in his hand and continued his work. A few moments later, his fellow joiner entered the area, having gone off on a short break. He knew nothing of the incident.

Ghost Capture inside The Creep Tunnels

Photograph taken in the Mirror Scrying Room by Tony Jones Snr. Present at the time was Tony Taking the picture, Spiritual Medium Avril Griffiths and a guest. Who is the person to the left in the picture looking over the guests shoulder?

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Areas for Hire

 

The Creep Inn Nightclub

The Bar Area

The Back of the Bar

The Cool Room

The Barrel Room

The Lone Vigil Room

The Fireplace Room

Munitions Factory Tunnel

Fire Escape

Kitchen Facility with Power Access for Hot Drinks (Staff Only)

Guest Holding Area - Table and Chairs

Toilets Provided

Wifi Access for Facebook Live Streaming

Tables and Chairs also Provided

 

Under no Circumstances must out of Bounds Area be used

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The Creep Inn  Nightclub

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Corridor 1

Front of Bar

Back of Bar

Fireplace Tunnel

Munitions Room

3 Flights of Stairs Taking you 30FT Down

The Exclusive New Brighton Palace WW2 Tunnels Historic Tour

 

Venture down beneath the Streets of New Brighton into the 200 Year old Tunnels with Local Historian and Author Tony Franks-Buckley

 

Ticket Price - £7 Per Person

 

Private Party Tours for Schools, Clubs, Groups and any other Organisations can be arranged Via Telephone or Email

 

Available Private Tour Times

 

Monday - Thursday 12pm till 1.30pm, 2pm till 3.30pm, Evenings Reserved for Private Parties 7pm and 9pm Slots Available

Weekends - 12pm till 1.30pm, 2pm till 3.30pm and Evenings will be Reserved for Historic Ghost Walks including Private Parties

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Join Local Historian and Author Tony Franks-Buckley for an Exclusive Historic Walk and Special Trip Inside the Old Tunnels beneath New Brighton Palace  introducing you to the History of The New Brighton Palace, The Wilkie Family, Ghost Tales, Other Myths and Legends of the Seaside Resort

 

The History of the New Brighton Palace is a fascinating one, the tunnels are said to go back over 200 Years to the Times of the Wreckers & Smugglers and were later redeveloped when the Palace was built. The tunnels were then used as a munitions factory during WW2 and later became a nightclub known as The Creep.

 

Before New Brighton was even born, the area was know as Black Rock and was plagued by Pirates, Smugglers and Fisherman. We will be visiting the site of  the Wormhole Caves, The New Brighton Palace Tunnels and Much, Much More. New Brighton Resort has many mysterious maritime Tales to tell. Join us as we undertake a Historic walk retelling the tales of Ghosts, Myths and Legends of the area.

 

On this Historic Tour you will See and Hear of:

 

Visiting The New Brighton Palace Tunnels

The New Brighton Palace Ghosts

The Creep Nightclub

The Secret WWII Munitions Factory

The Old Horror House

The Wormhole Caves Connection

Wilkies Circus

The Beachcombers of New Brighton

The Pelican Disaster,

The Great Gale of 1839

The Shipwrecks

The Wallasey Wreckers and Smugglers

The Ladies of The Ham & Eggs Parade

The Black Rock Mermaid

The Infamous Mother Redcaps,  

Life in Victorian New Brighton

The Entertainment Theatres & Performances

And Much Much More

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Some Further History of The Tunnels

 

The Old Palace and the Floral Pavilion were built in 1880, opening on Whit Monday the next year. It included an aquarium, baths, a theatre, a ballroom said to have been the finest in England, an aviary, and a zoo. The Rise and Progress of Wallasey says that during the construction of the original building a pit was discovered which “revealed evidence that it had been used by smugglers and wreckers for the purpose of concealing their goods” and that possibly it hid something more sinister. A “sickening” stench emanated from the pit, and only the liberal use of disinfectants could eventually remove the contents so work could continue. According to local traditions, this is connected with the wreck of the Pelican in 1793, described in Chapter Five. The cavern was transformed into an underground waterway known as The Grotto, where small boats could sail past illuminated caves. It extended for over 250 metres, and is said to have ended beneath the bottom of Rowson Street.

 

In 1916 the Old Palace caught fire, and was later demolished. The current building, the New Palace, was built in the late thirties, and at the time of writing is celebrating its 67th anniversary. The pit itself was filled in with rubble from the remains of the Old Palace. During World War Two, between 1942 and 1944, the arcade was Depot 0616 of the U. S. Army: the cellars became an ammunition factory employing two hundred women, a base for fire watchers, and a communal air raid shelter, one entrance to which, a large iron grille, is still to be seen in Virginia Road at the back of the Palace.

 

In 1946 an eighteenth century blunderbuss was discovered in one of the tunnels. Part of the cellar was used as a social club for Palace staff after the war. After this it became the Creep Inn Club, which has since been closed due to flooding from the lake at high tide. The part of the building directly above the pit proved unsafe, and one half of the building was pulled down. It is now occupied by an open air fairground. The cavern is no longer accessible.

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Cooler Room

Back of Kitchen

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