Opening times and prices

Plan a trip to Standedge Tunnel on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

Please Note:

Short boat trips will be cancelled on the following Saturdays:

Saturday 24th May 2014

Saturday 7th June 2014

Saturday 21st June 2014


Boat trips (30 minutes)

Families can enjoy a trip deep into the 3.25 mile tunnel. One of our entertaining guides will thrill you with tales of the folk who designed, built and worked in the tunnel. Pre-booking is required for groups of over 10 people for boat trips, lunch orders and buffets. Special prices are also available. The short boat trip can take up to two wheelchairs on each trip and is accessible via a wheelchair lift if required.

Standedge Boat Trips

30 minute boat trips run:

Monday to Friday 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm                               

Saturday & Sunday 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Adults (£4.50); Seniors (60+) & Students (£4); Child 5-15yrs (£3.50); 4 & under (Free);
Family Ticket (£14) 


Standedge Tunnel short boat trips

Through trips (2 hours)

Take a trip all the way through Standedge Tunnel and remember to wrap up warm! The trips run every other Saturday starting 12th April 2014.

Marsden to Diggle: 10am

Diggle to Marsden: 1pm

Tickets are priced at £15 per person

Booking essential as places are limited. Call 01484 844298. Through trips are not suitable for under 5s.   


Watersedge Cafe

A range of freshly made sandwiches, soup and jacket potatoes, as well as a fine selection of tasty cakes are available in our newly refurbished Watersedge cafe. We have plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and picnic areas to enjoy your food. There is ramped access into Watersedge. On Bank holidays the usual Watersedge menu will be replaced with the 'Bank Holiday Picnic' - picnic-style food including sandwiches, salad boxes, fresh fruit and more!


Leggers Rest, Standedge CafeMonday – Friday:
11am - 4pm                                 

Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Please note that only assistance dogs are permitted on the boat trip and in the cafe.


Standedge Exhibition Centre

Monday – Friday: 11am- 4pm                                

Saturday & Sunday: 10.30am – 5pm

The ground floor of the warehouse building houses the Standedge Exhibition Centre. There is a film telling the story of the building of the tunnel and its restoration. The ground floor also houses some of the national collection on display. These items are relevant to the building of the tunnel, its operation in the 1800s and also to its restoration from the 1970s onwards.

The first floor of the warehouse can be hired for Wedding receptions or private parties. Please email for a quote.

The second floor houses the Loft Space Creative Hub, a group of local designers and makers who use the space as a workshop but also have a small craft shop and open to the public Wednesdays - Sundays. More information can be found here

All floors of the Visitor Centre can be accessed by lift.

Soft play area at Standedge

Soft Play Area...                         Soft play area at Standedge

Our children’s soft play area on the groud floor of our exhibition centre is free to use so bring the kids down whatever the weather and enjoy!