Mill buildings on edge of Rochdale Canal, Hebden Bridge

Alternative Technology Centre

Overview

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 Haworth

YHA Haworth

Free wi-fi
Parking
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

walking

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.

Top Withens

Top Withens

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The Piece Hall

The Piece Hall

11.7 miles A Grade 1 listed Georgian masterpiece, it’s now home to a host of shops and cafes with events throughout the year. Visit the website

Brontë Parsonage Museum

Brontë Parsonage Museum

An intimate museum furnished as in the Brontë’s day with displays of their personal treasures books and manuscripts. Visit the website

Family at Museum

Eureka! - the Museum for Children

The only interactive museum designed especially for children aged 3-12, opens up a fascinating world of hands on exploration. Visit the Museum website

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway station

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Take a memorable steam train journey back in time. Travel from delightfully restored stations through evocative scenery. Visit the website

Walking and Rambling in London Lee Valley

Walking and Rambling in London Lee Valley

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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.

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.

Hollingworth Lake

Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre

Set on the edge of Hollingworth Lake, the Centre offers a range of water sports including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and rowing. Visit the Centre's website

Vintage corridor train carriage

Vintage Carriages Trust

Admire the carriages that are often used by film companies who to recreate a bygone era.  The Vintage Carriages trust runs the Museum of Rail Travel in Ingrow. Visit the website  

Museum

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