Mill buildings on edge of Rochdale Canal, Hebden Bridge

Alternative Technology Centre


See renewable energy systems and explore the One Planet exhibition room, full of quirky facts and information about sustainability.

Visit the ATC website

What makes it special

  • Explore how renewable energy is being tackled in Yorkshire
  • Hire an electric bike for cycling the towpaths

Opening Times

Mondays to Fridays - 10:00 to 17:00
Saturdays - 12:00 to 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays - 12:00 to 16:00

Hostels nearby

YHA Mankinholes Exterior

YHA Mankinholes

En suite rooms available
Self-catering kitchen (currently closed)
YHA Haworth

YHA Haworth

Free wi-fi
En suite rooms available

Alternative Technology Centre

Hebden Bridge, Calderdale, HX7 6HJ

Map references

OS Map: 103 & 104

OS Grid Ref: SD989271

Lat/Lng: 53.740452, -2.01714

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

steam train

Bancroft Mill Engine

This magnificent engine in a working cotton mill, steams on most Sundays during the summer.

Manchester etihad stadium

Sporting Stadia

A hotbed of sporting activity, Manchester is proud to boast three magnificent sporting venues.

Top Withens

Top Withens

Walk from the parsonage, past Bronte Falls and continue to the now ruined Top Withens - inspiration for Wuthering Heights.       Visit the website


Cliffe Castle Museum

The former home of a textile magnate, some rooms furnished in Victorian splendour, with displays of birds, animals and fossils. Visit the Museum website


Walking and Rambling in Mankinholes

There's a range of walks for all ages and abilities. From a gentle walk along the canal to Hebden Bridge or a serious hike along the Pennine Way.

School group kayaking

Watersports in Mankinholes

A range of water sports and activities are available at the Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre, including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing, all with tuition and courses available.

Queen Street Textile Museum

Queen Street Textile Museum

Experience the steam and the deafening sounds of real working looms at Lancashire’s last 19th century steam powered mill.

Art gallery

Salts Mill

Built as a village for textile workers, the old mill has been transformed into an art gallery housing David Hockney artwork.

Walking and Rambling in London Lee Valley

Walking and Rambling in London Lee Valley

Enjoy a walk through the country park and spot the local birds, or explore the historical village of Broxbourne and Waltham Abbey just a few miles away.     Cycling     H

Walking and Rambling in Haworth

Walking and Rambling in Haworth

There is a range of local walks suitable for all ages and abilities. The Railway Children Walk visits locations in the iconic film and is ideal for families.

Climbing in Haworth

Climbing in Haworth

If you're visiting the area to climb, don't miss the famous Cow and Calf rocks at Ilkley.