Discover Birmingham’s Oldest Canal Maintenance Yard at Icknield Port
Icknield Port canal repair yard is largely unchanged since its construction in the mid-19th century. It contains a large concentration of important listed structures including a dry dock for repairing boats, stables, a hovel and a workshop. It is a special site as today it is still used, as it was intended, as a maintenance yard. You will have the opportunity to look around the yard.
The yard is located on Icknield loop which was created when Thomas Telford’s later canal cut across James Brindley’s canal of 1772. The ticket includes the opportunity of a 45-minute boat trip around the loop and a trip down the new main line.
Date & Time
Wed 15 SeptVisits to yard (followed by optional boat trip)
Boat trip times (1 hour trip)
1pm, 2pm, 3pm.
Icknield Port Yard, Icknield Port Road, Birmingham B16 0AA
The nearest parking is Barclaycard Arena: King Edwards Rd, B1 2AA You will need to be able to walk 2km. Comfortable footwear is advised. Wheelchair access is limited.