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Dudley Canal Tunnel & Limestone Mines

  • Dudley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Tours and River Cruises

Attraction Information

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


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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


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

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

0121 557 6265



Click here to visit Dudley Canal Tunnel & Limestone Mines' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Dudley Canal Tunnel & Limestone Mines is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Dudley Canal Tunnel & Limestone Mines have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Additional Info


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

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