Fourteen Locks Canal Centre

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Our current opening times: The Fourteen Locks Canal Centre, Shop, Museum and Dadford Tea Room is open 7 days a week 10am to 4pm.
Hot food finishes at 3:00pm. Takeaway only from 3:30 to 4:00pm
The toilets are available for public use but please make a small donation. The car park is operated by Newport City Council and a fee is payable.

Call us for more information : 01633 892167, option 1 for the Canal Centre and Museum, option 4 for the Tea Room. Email us at the Fourteen Locks Centre at For general MBACT Trust enquiries please email

View of the dragon fly outside the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre
The dragonfly outside the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre

“An idyllic place where time stands still and history overwhelms!”

Fourteen Locks is the most spectacular flight of canal locks in South Wales. A scheduled ancient monument situated in this idyllic part of Newport. It lies on the Crumlin Arm part of the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal. Surrounded by striking landscape, it is one of the most beautiful scenic waterways.

The restoration project began here in 2002 when lock 21 was restored. Between 2010-11 locks 17-20, and their pounds, were completely restored with grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other bodies.

This is a family friendly location managed by the Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust (MBACT).

How to get to us

View of the Fourteen Locks Shop Boat
Fourteen Locks Welcome

Our Fourteen Locks Canal Centre welcome desk is manned by volunteers ready to assist you. They can provide information on local knowledge, history, circular walks and more. By visiting the Canal Centre, or by becoming a volunteer or a member, you are helping MBACT maintain this 200 year old waterway. It could not have been possible without all involved!

Fourteen Locks gift shop
Fourteen Locks gift shop

Our Canal Centre craft shop offers unique hand made gifts, created by local and talented artisans. We also hire out gallery display boards for artists to sell their work.

The Canal Centre is an ideal location for practical learning opportunities. Education sessions can offer workshops to tailor the particular needs of schools. To find out more about an educational visit please visit our School Visits to Fourteen Locks page.

Our Tea Room offers a delicious range of mouthwatering food. Produce is sourced locally and prepared fresh to order. Meals are perfectly accompanied by speciality coffees and fair-trade teas. The friendly staff can cater for any dietary requirement including gluten free, vegan and vegetarian.

Our family and dog friendly centre holds events throughout the year including activity trails, forest school, fayres, family fun days, music festivals, BBQ’s, history talks and walks. The canal towpath is part of national cycle route 47 and the beautiful Sirhowy valley walk.

Fourteen Locks Cafe
Fourteen Locks Tea Room

The area around the locks provides a haven for all kinds of plants and wildlife. Our latest events at Fourteen Lock can be found on our Events page.

For a great overhead view of the Canal Centre and the 14 locks on the Cefn flight check out our video – A journey along the Fourteen Locks Flight on the Cefn Arm, Newport.

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You can find more information on how to find us on our Fourteen Locks location page.