Opening times and prices
Plan a trip to Standedge Tunnel on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
Standedge Visitor Centre and boat trips have now closed for the 2013 season. Keep your eyes on our website, facebook and twitter for updates on 2014 opening.
Boat trips (30 minutes & 50 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 15 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.
30 minute boat trips run:
Monday to Friday 12pm, 1pm & 3pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am, 12pm, 1pm, 3pm & 4pm
Adults (£4.50); Seniors (60+) & Students (£4); Child 5-15yrs (£3.50); 4 & under (Free);
Family Ticket (£14)
Boat trips (50 minutes)
NEW! From 1st October 2013 the 2pm boat trip daily will be 50 minutes long. This doubles the length of the short boat trip and is designed to offer an increased insight into the tunnel for those who want to know more but don't want to travel all the way through!
Adults (£8); Concessions (£6)
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 and include a return taxi service to your starting point.
Booking essential as places are limited. Call 01484 844298. Through trips are not suitable for under 5s.
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.
Monday – Friday:
11am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10.30am – 5pm
Please note that only Assistance dogs are permitted on the boat trip and in the cafe.
Standedge Exhibition Centre
Monday – Friday: 10.30am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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...
We have created a new children’s soft play area on the groud floor of our exhibition centre. It is free to use so bring the kids down whatever the weather and enjoy!