Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust

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Birmingham New Road
West Midlands

  • Phone: 0121 557 6265

We run regular guided boat trips through the historic tunnels and limestone caverns underneath Castle Hill in Dudley. Millions of years ago deposits of limestone and coal were laid down in what is now the West Midlands. Fast forward to the 18th Century and the advent of the Industrial Revolution these rich mineral resources, transported by a new canal network, helped to put the Black Country at the centre of the manufacturing world.

Further information

Opening Hours:

February - March: Open Wednesday - Sunday, 45 min boat trips 10.30-3.00 every half an hour April - October: Open Monday- Sunday, 45 min boat trips 10.00 - 5.00 every half an hour November: Open Wednesday - Sunday, 45 min boat trips 10.30-3.00 every half an hour December and January: See website for details


45 Minute boat trip prices: Adults £7.25 Senior £6.60 Child £6.00 Family (4) £23.50 Family (5) £28.30 No booking required for 45 minute trips. Group discounts, 2 hour and 6 hour trips are also available.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Breastfeeding facilities
  • High chairs in café/restaurant
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Meeting room available
  • Conference facilities available
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Bicycle park
  • Cafeteria
  • Licensed bar
  • Parking for coaches
  • Members/Friends facilities offered
  • Picnic area
  • Public car park
  • Refreshments
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi available
  • Education facilities available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups


  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Regular children's club
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Touch exhibits
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • Guided tours
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Community outreach programme/service
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Early years education service available
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Online teaching materials available
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Professional development and training for teachers
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Special educational needs education services available
  • Support for extended schools services available

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