We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Planning your visit

Our free visitor centre is at the Marsden end of the tunnel. So how do you get there, is there anywhere to park and where can you grab a bite to eat once there?

Standedge visitor centre interior Standedge visitor centre interior

free to get into StandedgeOur free visitor centre is at the Marsden end of the tunnel. It tells the story of the tunnel right from the planning through its 200 odd year’s of history.

Reopened in 2001 after a 20 year restoration programme, the Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre sits on the banks of the historic Huddersfield Narrow Canal, a waterway of startling contrasts from tranquil countryside to dramatic mills.

Opening times

Visitor Centre:
Monday and Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday to Thurday 11.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm

The Watersedge café:
Open every day from 09.30am - 4.00pm weekdays, 5.00pm weekends.

Our boat trips run Friday to Monday. See our boat trips page for all the details.

After taking a look around the visitor centre why not take a look at the other things you can see and do here...

Last date edited: 1 August 2017