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Bank Holiday Day Trip to Kinver – August 26th 2019

A 7.5 hour return trip to the lovely historic village of Kinver along the Stourbridge and Staffs & Worcs. canal.

The Blackcountry Man boat departs the Bonded Warehouse at 10.00am and returns at approximately 6.00pm with a two hour stop off at Kinver at lunchtime beside the popular Vine Inn. A  Full Bar service is also available on board.

Adults £13 / Senior citizens & children £12 / Family Ticket £42. Free parking at the Bonded Warehouse.

Tel: 01384 375912 / 07889 908090  or Register your Interest Using the new “online ” Booking Enquiry Form by Clicking on the Icon on the right of the page.

Stourbridge Model Railway Exhibition – 18th and 19th May 2019

Stourbridge Railway Society are once again holding their annual two day Model Railway Exhibition at the Bonded Warehouse. There will be model railway layouts of various sizes and gauges to view plus modelling demonstrations, showing the many facets of the model railway hobby and methods of creating a lifelike railway in miniature form.

There will be model railway equipment for sale both new and second-hand by various traders.

The Bonded Warehouse building being Grade II listed means there are no disabled facilities or lift for the upper floors. However, disabled access and a disabled toilet is provided in the Basement exhibition area only.

The Exhibition is open on Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4.30pm.

Adults: £3.50, Child/OAP: £2, Family (2+2): £10. Free parking is available in Canal Street.

The event is organised by the Stourbridge Railway Society.

Light refreshments are available in the Coffee Bar.

Mayor of Dudley’s Charity Spring Stroll – 15th April 2018

This Spring Stroll is a repeat by popular demand of the Winter Walk (hopefully the weather will be nicer than for that event).

Starting at 10.00am from The Bonded Warehouse, Stourbridge, this stroll will see participant’s complete a seven mile round trip at their own pace along the Stourbridge Arm of the canal on the newly re-laid towpath, heading via Wordsley Junction to the Prestwood / Stourton area before returning to The Bonded Warehouse.

Good proper walking footwear and attire is recommended especially if the weather has been inclement or is poor on the day. Dogs are welcome. Young children should be accompanied at all times.

The entry fee of just £1 per person is payable on the day. Free car parking will be available at the Bonded Warehouse.

All profits from the walk will be donated to the Mayor of Dudley’s charities, which are Dudley Mind, the YMCA and Dudley Alzheimer’s Society. The Mayor will almost be at the end of his year in office so it would be great to see a bumper turnout to boost his charity funds – so prepare to walk off the chocolate excess of Easter and help local good causes along the way.

The Willow Tree tearooms at the half way point (on the A449 near The Stewponey) is being asked to put on a ‘Mayor’s special’ (tea and toast) for walkers as a favour to the Mayor for potentially generating footfall at the tearooms. It was noted that at last walk the hot drink and toast was really good and at a fair price too.

Register to participate through the Mayor’s Events Webpage and if you can get sponsorship from your friends and family see below: stroll/form

Sponsorship forms and any queries can be emailed to the Mayoral Ambassador Sue Randle at or by calling her directly on 07412 531924.


New Website

The Stourbridge Navigation Trust Committee acknowledged in September 2016 that the website, which was over 8 years old, required some attention as it was potentially based on obsolete technology and was failing to meet the modern needs of the public. Unanimous support was given to commission work to investigate and report on the situation and to identify options to take the Trust’s website forward.  It quickly became apparent that due to significant technical obsolescence the website urgently needed to be re-designed and re-built using a modern technical platform enabling a good interface with current, often mobile devices, and could improve the overall image of the Stourbridge Navigation Trust.

The Committee was keen for the addition of more, better quality photographs and some historical narrative, to add interest, context and value to the content of the website. The new website would also be useful to publish photographs and stories from the public who may have enjoyed the various facilities in the Canal Street site. Education also featured in our thinking, with the potential for information being published about the historical role of a Bonded Warehouse in Stourbridge and how following its sad demise it was resurrected to what it is today, a widely used community facility in the heart of the town.

So, after much hard preparatory work, in early 2017 we finally reached the position where the new, improved website could be officially launched. We hope that our customers, visitors, regular specialist group users and the local community find it a useful source of information and that it encourages them to support the Trust and its annual events.

Mayor of Dudley’s Charity Canal Walk

The first major event of 2017 at The Bonded Warehouse saw the start of the Mayor of Dudley’s Charity Canal Walk. It was a cold, crisp and slightly dull morning but a large turnout, in good spirits, assembled for the 11.00am start.

Before the start Mayor Hanif addressed the walkers, thanking them for their support and also expressed gratitude to David Caunt, Chairman of Stourbridge Navigation Trust for the use of the site. Hopefully it was an enjoyable walk which raised funds for the various charity’s the Mayor is championing.

Check out our photo gallery from the day HERE » 

2016 Santa Boat Trips Gallery

We all enjoyed another successful Christmas of events at the Bonded Warehouse, with adults and children alike getting involved with the activities and boat trips we undertook … with Santa and elves putting in appearances too of course! Here are some photographs of the festivities.

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2016 Annual Open Weekend Gallery

2016 marked the 33rd annual Open Weekend event which attracted well over one hundred boats moored along the historic Stourbridge Canal and a number of attractions including classic vehicles, traction engines, amusements, canal boat trips, fairground organs and a craft fair in the Bonded Warehouse!

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2015 Santa Boat Trips Gallery

Santa and his elves were out in force for our annual festive celebrations at the Bonded Warehouse! A ride along the historic Stourbridge Canal aboard The “Blackcountry Man” followed by a visit to see Santa in his Grotto in the Bonded Warehouse always brings a smile to the faces of our guests.

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