Planning your visit

Address: Black Country Living Museum, Tipton, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ View on Google map

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Toilets: Toilets are available in nearby attractions

Dudley is an ideal place to begin exploring the canals, with not one but two canals to choose from - Dudley no 1 Canal and Dudley no 2 Canal

Enjoy a canalside walk or relaxing boat trip, and admire the local history. See if you can spot any of the limestone fossils remaining from when the area was below sea, and explore some of the numerous local attractions, like the Dudley Tunnel, the only tunnel where boaters must still 'leg it' through because no engines are allowed - just don't be startled by the bats!

Things to do and see

Places to eat:

Boat trips:

Wildlife spotting:

Bats are the big draw here. In the evening look out for Daubenton's and Pipistrelles especially around the tunnel entrance. Shoals of Chubb are also a common sight.

Getting here

By car - parking is available at the Black Country Living Museum and Dudley Tunnel (separate attractions)

By train - Tipton station is roughly a 15 minute walk to the Dudley Tunnel entrance

Local events