Trevor Basin Visitor Centre

We're delighted to welcome you back to the Trevor Basin Visitor Centre.

You’ll find we’ve made a few changes to make sure our visitors and team are kept safe. You can still enjoy our wonderful exhibition, visitor information and shop. We’ll guide you around the centre in a one-way system to help everyone with social distancing. Hand sanitiser will be widely available.

We want you to have the best experience possible so we’re also limiting the number of visitors in the building. Please follow the entrance guidance and wait to be allowed in. 

You can read our full reopening FAQs for more information.

For more general information please read our latest coronavirus update.

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct boasts some pretty impressive stats...

With stories, hands on models, games and films, come and discover more about Ponty, how it was built - and why - at our free Trevor Basin Visitor Centre.

Trevor Basin visitor centre

Pontcysyllte logosIt’s our job as the Canal & River Trust, the charity that cares for over 2,000 miles of historic waterways across England and Wales, to work with UNESCO and our local partners to look after Ponty and Trevor Basin. Not just for boaters and the local community, but for everyone. After all, there’s more to the Llangollen Canal than meets the eye.

The aqueduct is actually one of the seven wonders of our waterways. Its story is as amazing as its architecture. So thanks to your generous donations and our own army of dedicated volunteers, we run the visitor centre in the Trevor Basin, next to the aqueduct.

As well as a treasure trove of curious artifacts dating all the way back to its construction, you can see, hear and watch ‘Stories from the Aqueduct’. There's a superb animation of how the Victorian engineers solved the problem of building a canal so high in the sky. And you can even challenge your kids to building the aqueduct themselves with our fantastic hand-made, wooden ‘build the aqueduct’ puzzle.

Pontcysyllte Trevor Basin toy bricks

Passionate about history?

Read all about the history of our canals and rivers. But we suggest you start with our story and who built the stream in the sky (or should that be why?)

Get involved at our Trevor Basin Visitor Centre

You won’t need a head for heights to get involved and volunteer at the beautiful World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Trevor Basin Visitor Centre in North Wales.

From a few hours to something more regular, we’re looking for people of all ages and skills who can help out right along the 11 mile World Heritage Site of the Llangollen Canal. You’re always welcome to come along to our Visitor Centre, chat to staff and existing volunteers about the work and discover more about the range of tasks available.

Or go to our volunteering page now for full details and the opportunties avilable to get involved:

Last date edited: 6 August 2020