Canal Centre

Canal Centre

Canal Centre opening times

April to September
Tuesday to Sunday 10.30am to 4.45pm
Closed on Mondays except bank holidays and school holidays

October to March 
Tuesday to Thursday 10.30am to 4pm
Friday 10.30am to 3.45pm
Closed at weekends

Canal Office opening times

April to September 
Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm 

October to March
Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Closed at weekends


Basingstoke Canal Authority Mytchett Place Road, Mytchett, Surrey GU16 6DD

Boat trips and unpowered boat hire

Our 12-seater boat ‘Rosebud’ runs public trips at weekends from Easter to September. Boat trips also run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the Easter, Spring half term, and Summer school holidays. A number of specials (including cream tea trips) also run during the year – please follow the link below for more information.

Unpowered boat hire is also available at weekends from Easter to September and daily during Easter, Spring half term and Summer school holidays.

More about boat trips and boat hire


Self-led activities are available for school groups.


Our family campsite is the perfect place to stay when visiting the Basingstoke Canal and local area.

More about our campsite

Venue hire

Function room and yurt available for hire for meetings, classes and celebrations.

More about our venue hire

Canal café

The café is open.

Contact us

Email [email protected] 
Phone 01252 370073

Activities and facilities

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