Canal Barge Workshop Open for Summer

Visit the Canal Barge Workshop at Helebridge

Located at the end of a picturesque walk along the tow path from Bude, you’ll discover the hidden treasure of the Canal Barge Workshop. Tucked away just two miles south of Bude in the serene Helebridge, this enchanting site was built in 1840 for the Canal Company. Today, it proudly showcases the extraordinary Bude Canal Tub Boat and other heritage artifacts, including late 19th century items from the Gregory Engineering Workshop in Bude.

As you reach the end of your leisurely stroll along the tow path, the Canal Barge Workshop awaits, offering a fascinating glimpse into its rich history and unique charm. The idyllic surroundings make it a perfect place to stop and enjoy a picnic.

Managed by volunteers from the Bude Canal and Harbour Society, the Barge Workshop warmly welcomes visitors every Sunday afternoon from 2nd July to 24th September 2023, between 2pm and 5pm. If these times don’t suit your schedule, simply contact the Heritage Development Officer on 01288 353 704 to arrange a visit at a time that works for you.

Admission to this attraction is free. Location EX23 0JA – 2 miles south of Bude.