An idyllic place where time stands still and history overwhelms!

Fourteen Locks Canal Centre and Cafe is a popular family attraction that is positioned on top of the Cefn flight, an engineering wonder of the industrial revolution that is located in the picturesque area of Newport. As a result of the support of the Heritage Lottery Funding two pairs of locks have been restored.

A family friendly location managed by the Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust (MBACT), with an abundance of history, activity trails, family events and education days running throughout the year. The canal towpath is part of the national cycle route 47 and the beautiful Sirhowy valley walk.

If you are a business or community group, the Cefn meeting room is available to hire, groups such as Art and Camcorder club meet on a regular basis.

The beautifully decorated Tea Room caters for all dietary requirements and serves delicious homemade food.

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Our recently refurbished gift shop is full of unique, handmade crafts designed by local and talented artisans. Display boards are also available to hire on a monthly basis, for groups or individual artists.

Becoming a volunteer you help our growing team as part of the Canal Centre Future Skills Project, which has been funded by the Heritage Lottery. The Trust and Newport City Council have also created The Canal and Countryside volunteer team, working in conservation around the locks and Allt yr yn nature reserve.

Once a month Newport City Council and the Fourteen locks lead a walk from the centre on Saturdays at 9.30am. Please click on event tabs on the left to find out information on our latest walk or other events on throughout the year.

Visiting the Canal Centre, or becoming a member, you are helping MBACT maintain this 200 year old waterway. It could not have been possible without all involved! You can find out more information by ringing or dropping in. Our welcoming, friendly staff are always happy to see you and help with any queries.


educationFourteen Locks Canal Centre and Lock Flight is an ideal location for 'practical learning opportunities' across the curriculum.

The classes will be run by Natalie Waller (Biodiversity and Education Officer) Newport city council

A variety of Environmental Education sessions can be offered at the centre in 2 hour sessions during term time throughout the year, including:

  • Canals and Locks
  • Species and Habitat
  • Tree and Plant Explorations
  • Mini Beast Hunts
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Literacy and Numeracy

The workshops encourage active learning, teamwork and thinking skills. Every effort is also made to tailor workshops to the particular needs of schools.

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Pupils should wear clothing and shoes suitable for outdoors - and always bring a coat.
Every pupil will be required to wear a high visibility vest when taking part in a guided walk. These are provided at the centre.


We hold classes of  up to 30 pupils, £3 per pupil per session.

Workshop Times

Workshops are held in morning and afternoon sessions, from 9.30am - 11.30am                                              and 12.30 - 2.30. Schools can book a morning or afternoon session or a full day.


There is very good access at the centre for wheel chairs, but the suitability of footpaths is limited. A pre-visit by teachers is strongly recommended.

Risk Assessement

All learning activities at the Centre and at the Locks have been risk assessed, but schools are reminded that it is the responsibility of each school to risk assess their visit.


Parking at the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre is excellent. It is free, has disabled spaces and toilets, plus can accommodate a coach.

How to book

Please telephone or email for availability. A booking form will be sent to confirm arrangements.

email using the 'contact us' form

01633 892167


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Visitor information

  • Mon - Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Dog friendly
  • Parking including disabled parking and toilets
  • Free entry and free parking
  • Local hand crafted gifts
  • Art gallery boards
  • Tea room with homemade treats
  • Education facilities inside & out
  • Meeting / Community room hire
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Digital archive and Museum
  • T. 01633 892167
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  • A. Cwm lane, Rogerstone, Newport. NP10 9GN
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