About the Museum

Dudley Canal Trust actually came into being in 1970. But the organisation’s origins date back to 1963 when the Dudley Canal Tunnel Preservation Society was formed to spearhead attempts to protect the tunnel. This campaign was successful, and in 1970 the Society became the Dudley Canal Trust. We have been instrumental in many key developments since then, including:- • The reopening of Parkhead Locks to form a through route in 1973 • In 1984, with Grant Aid assistance, the building of the first new tunnel for 126 years, connecting with the Singing Cavern • The completion of yet another tunnel in 1989, allowing our passenger boats to offer a unique underground round trip. All our staff were volunteers, and by this time they were very stretched. So Dudley Canal Trips Ltd. - a registered Charity no. 514219 - was created to oversee our passenger boat trips, and ensure that our catering and shop sales operations were run professionally. Today we welcome over 80,000 visitors every year, and any trading surplus is used to maintain the tunnels and their environment.



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Dudley Canal Trust Office

  • Address: The Car Park off the A4123 at Birmingham New Road, Dudley, West Midlands
  • Postcode: DY1 4SB
  • Phone: 0121 557 6265
  • URL: www.dudleycanaltrust.org.uk

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