Dudley Canal Tunnel & Limestone Mines | Day Out With The Kids

Dudley Canal Tunnel & Limestone Mines

Dudley, West Midlands, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Pop on your hard hat, hop on a canal boat and explore an underground world at Dudley Canal Tunnel and Limestone Mines.

You'll discover thousands of years of history here - not bad for a 45 minute trip! The Dudley Canal Trust has been restoring these underground waterways since all the way back in the 60s. Now it’s an award-winning production containing videos, lifelike reconstructions and immersive music and light shows. You’ll travel the full length of the canal and find out about the tropical shallow sea that once covered the local land and created the fossils you see today.

This is where miners dug out thousands of tonnes of limestone to fuel the Industrial Revolution, something you’ll learn all about from your skipper leading the way. The limestone itself is estimated to be over 400million years old - a pretty staggering figure which you can drill the team on.

  • Explore thousands of years worth of limestone caverns
  • Be dazzled by the immersive audio production
  • Learn all about the local mining tradition

 

Facilities

  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

501 Birmingham New Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SB, England

Contact

Click here to visit Dudley Canal Tunnel & Limestone Mines's website
0121 557 6265

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Pricing

General Admission
Adults from £7.25
Kids (3-16) from £6.00
Seniors from £6.60
Family from £23.50

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Clothing requirements

Warm clothing is encouraged all year round as it is often cool underground even in summer.