Galton Valley Canal Heritage Centre

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Brasshouse Lane
West Midlands County
B66 1BA

    • Phone: 0121 558 8195

    Situated just off the Birmingham main line canals, the centre gives visitors an insight into some of the most important civil engineering feats in the area. As well as our displays and exhibitions at the main Heritage Centre site we also look after the New Smethwick Pumping Station and the original site of James Watt and Matthew Boulton's Smethwick Engine. We organise a lively programme of events throughout the year, and run holiday workshops for children. Pre booked guided walks for groups are available at a small charge.

    Further information

    Opening Hours:

    Closed to the public



    Upcoming events:

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    Facilities and services


    • Parking for disabled available
    • Shop
    • Toilets for disabled
    • Wheelchair access to some public areas

    Facilities information:

    The New Smethwick Pumping Station and the original site of the Smethwick Engine are only open to the public by appointment or through one of the Heritage Centre's guided walks or events. Please contact us for details on access to these buildings.


    • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
    • Direct teaching services for schools
    • Events and resources for children and families
    • Guided tours
    • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
    • Pre-booking service for groups
    • Primary school education service available

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