Dapdune Wharf Transport
The Wey Navigations extend for 20-miles from the Thames at Weybridge, through Guildford and onto Godalming. For most of their length these historic waterways run through beautiful, tranquil Surrey countryside. Each stretch of the waterway has a different character and there is always something of interest to see.
Dapdune Wharf is based on the River Wey at Guildford and houses a restored barge, an interactive exhibition, a hands-on discovery room and small shop/tea-room.
The Wey was one of the first British rivers to be made navigable, and opened to barge traffic in 1653. This 15ml waterway linked Guildford to Weybridge on the Thames, and then to London. The Godalming Navigation, opened in 1764, enabled barges to work a further 4ml upriver. The award-winning visitor centre at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford tells the story of the Navigations and the people who lived and worked on them, through interactive exhibitions. Visitors can see where the huge Wey barges were built and climb aboard Reliance, one of the last surviving barges. Boat trips are available. .
AddressWharf Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4RR
Opening times11am - 5pm
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