To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies
  • Language

Dudley Canal Trust (Trips) Ltd

Peartree Lane, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 0XP

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 49 reviews49 reviews
Dudley Canal Trust (Trips) Ltd

Book Tickets Online

About

Information About Dudley Canal Trust:

Our history goes back to 1963 when the Dudley Canal Tunnel Preservation Society was formed to protect the tunnel, and in particular to oppose the Railway plans to block the Tipton Portal with an embankment. In 1970 the Society became the Dudley Canal Trust.


The campaign was successful, and developments continued with the tunnel and Parkhead Locks which were reopened to form a through route in 1973.

In 1984 with Grant Aid help, the Trust built the first new canal tunnel for 126 years connecting into the singing cavern. 1989 saw the opening of yet another new tunnel, this time allowing our passenger boats to complete a unique underground circular trip.

At this time all of our staff were volunteers, and the success of the tunnel trips was placing a great strain on them. To cope with this, Dudley Canal Trust (Trips) Ltd. was formed as a charity to run the boat trip side of the business, and today we have professional staff to run our boat trips, shop sales and catering ventures.

We cater for over 80,000 passengers per year and any trading surplus is given annually to Dudley Canal Trust who use these funds to help maintain the Tunnel and Dudley Canal and it's environment.

Dudley Canal Trust (Trips) has a high reputation for our educational boat trips, and can offer themes closely related to the National Curriculum and higher educational courses.



Our forty five minute underground boat trip takes you on a journey back in time to the Silurian age incorporating:-

•A video show reconstructing how the Limestone was formed and pushes its way through the earths crust and how fossilised remains are now visual from when Dudley was under a Coral Sea bed.
•A music and light show in the large Singing Cavern
•Hurst Cavern has mannequins showing the working conditions underground for the miners in the 1700's.
•Castle Mill has a large fossilised coral reef with remains of creatures from a distant past
•A chance to experience the old fashioned art of "legging"


Your skipper will bring the history of this hidden world to life on our electrically propelled narrowboats.



Benefits include:

•Group discounts for parties of 20 or more
•2 Teachers free with every 20 students
•MCA Registered Boat Skipper
•History and transportation covered within the tour
•Free preliminary visits for teachers
•Risk Assessments available
•Qualified First Aiders
•Free Coach and Car Parking
•Free admission and refreshment voucher for coach driver

Boat Operating Times:

FEB: Wed to Sun only,10-4pm

Open 7 days Half Term

MAR-OCT: 10-5pm Daily

NOV: Wed to Sun only, 10-4pm

DEC: Open for Santa Events Only

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Excellent
      34
    • Very Good
      13
    • Average
      2
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0

    Recent Reviews:

      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      Our Location:
      The Car Park, Off A4123 at Birmingham New Road
      DUDLEY, West Midlands
      DY1 4SB

      Directions from Wolverhampton
      Travel along Birmingham New Road towards Dudley when you reach Burnt Tree Island perform a U turn and head back towards Wolverhampton.

      At the next set of traffic lights on Tipton Road go straight over and follow the Brown Tourism sign to the entrance approximately 100 yards on your left onto our large car park.

      Tel: 01384 236275

      Fax: 01384 456615

      Add Dudley Canal Trust (Trips) Ltd to your Itinerary

      Opening Times

      1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019

      * JANUARY
      Daily Boat Trips - Closed for Winter Maintenance

      FEBRUARY
      Daily Boat Trips - Wed to Sun (Open 7 days during half term)

      6th, Through Tunnel Trip

      MARCH
      Daily Boat Trips

      6th, Through Tunnel Trip

      APRIL
      Daily boat trips running every 15 minutes throughout the Bank Holiday

      3rd, Through Tunnel Trip

      MAY
      Daily boat trips running every 15 minutes throughout the Bank Holiday

      1st, Through Tunnel Trip

      JUNE
      Daily boat trips

      4th, Two Tunnel Two Lock Tour / 5th, Through Tunnel Trip

      JULY
      Daily Boat Trips

      2nd, Two Tunnel Two Lock Tour / 3rd, Through Tunnel Trip

      AUGUST
      Daily Boat Trips

      6th, Two Tunnel Two Lock Tour / 7th, Through Tunnel Trip

      SEPTEMBER

      Daily Boat Trips

      3rd Two Tunnel Two Lock

      4th, Through Tunnel Trip

      OCTOBER
      Daily Boat Trips

      1st, Two Tunnel Two Lock Tour

      2nd, Through Tunnel Trip

      29th, 30th (am), 31st (pm), Children's Halloween Tours

      24th-31St Dudley Canal Horror Adults ONLY


      NOVEMBER
      Daily Boat Trips - Wed to Sun

      Bonfire Night Boat Trips

      DECEMBER
      Open for Santa Specials (Early Booking Essential)

      4th, 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th, Special Santa Events

      Follow Us

      What's nearby

      1. Lions and tigers to snakes and spiders. Go wild at Dudley Zoo! Come face to face with...

        1.31 miles away
      2. Visit the award-winning Black Country Living Museum and join in with 300 years of history...

        2.02 miles away
      3. Sandwell Park Farm Visitors Centre

        Restored 19thC working farm with livestock breeds of the period, traditional farming...

        5.16 miles away
      1. Four hundred and fifty acre country park of meadows, woodland, hedgerows and wetland....

        5.71 miles away
      2. West Bromwich Albion F.C. was formed in 1878 and has played at its home ground, The...

        5.75 miles away
      3. Forge Mill Farm is one of two farm visitor centres within Sandwell Valley Country Park....

        6.31 miles away
      4. Beneath the surface of modern, bustling Birmingham lies a long history of dark deeds. Let...

        6.94 miles away
      5. Fifteen acres of ornamental gardens and glasshouses. Widest range of plants in the...

        7.42 miles away
      6. Soho House was the elegant home of the industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton...

        7.44 miles away
      7. The Crescent is one of Birmingham's oldest theatre companies, operating from a purpose...

        7.66 miles away
      8. Discover Birmingham’s Canals and it’s Industrial Heritage on one of Sherborne...

        7.76 miles away
      9. Enabling visitors to explore life over the past 3.5 billion years, the Lapworth Museum...

        7.81 miles away
      10. The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is built around a perfectly preserved jewellery...

        7.82 miles away
      11. The LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is a world of colour, creativity and fun for children aged...

        7.85 miles away
      12. Be transported into an amazing underwater world at The National SEA LIFE Centre! Located...

        7.89 miles away
      13. Restored to its Edwardian Arts and Craft splendour, Winterbourne House is a unique...

        7.92 miles away
      Previous Next
      WestMidlands

      Don't miss

      Don't miss

      Don't miss

      Don't miss

      Don't miss

      Don't miss

      Don't miss