The Dudley Canal Tunnel and Limestone Caverns are operated by the Dudley Canal Trust who operate a selection of tours through the Tunnels and limestone workings that were an integral part of the 19th Century Industrial Heritage of the Black Country. On the tours you will witness history dating back 420 million years in the limestone rocks. As you pass through the tunnels you will be treated to a running commentary about the lives and work of the miners and the boatmen (and women) of history, there are also audio-visual presentations, sound and light shows and amazing dioramas of the working conditions in the Limestone Caverns.
45 minute Trip
See the limestone caverns carved out by man to obtain the raw materials that were to bring such change. Coal and limestone were extracted, two of the essentials for iron making in the times of the industrial revolution. Learn about the formation of the limestone and the fossilised remains of creatures and plants. Witness the ‘miners’ working in the tunnels during the 18th century and be amazed with the music and light show in the singing cavern. Discover the traditional art of ‘legging’ in the tunnels.
It?s all yours to enjoy in only 45 minutes.
2 Hour Trip
On this trip you will travel the full 2,888 m length of the Dudley Tunnel. Learn the traditional art of ‘legging’ which had to be done when there was no available towpath for the horse to walk along. There is also a full tour of the Limestone Mines and Caverns and all the elements of the 45 minute Trip. A video show in the Little Tess Cavern showing the way limestone was formed.
The 2 hour through tunnel trips usually run once a month, apart from January, November and December.
6 Hour – 2 Lock Tour
Embark on this spectacular 6 hour voyage and you?ll enjoy a fascinating tour right through the heart of the Black Country, taking in both the Dudley and Netherton Tunnels.
The 6 hour 2 Tunnels & 2 Locks Tour tunnel trips usually operate during the summer months.
Check out Events and all that there is on offer at this fascinating day out on the official website below.
Dudley Canal Trust (Trips) Ltd.
Dudley Canal & Limestone Mines
A4123 Birmingham New Road
Dudley DY1 4SB
T: 0121 557 6265
Official Website : http://dudleycanaltrust.org.uk/
Photo : Dudley_Canal_Tunnel_Southern_Portal.Author – Harrias
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