The Canal and River Trust is the UK’s largest waterways charity, looking after 2,000 miles of canals and rivers across England and Wales
Together, let’s make sure they continue to be here for tomorrow and beyond
At the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port we bring Britain’s canal history back to life. Come and explore the exhibitions in the historic dock complex and experience life aboard our collection of canal and river craft.
We have a Designated Collection of National Importance which includes over 5,000 objects ranging from large boats to canal company buttons. They all help us to tell the story of canals and the people who worked on them. Many of the objects are on display at the museum whilst the rest are kept in store in our reserve collection.
The Waterways Museum has the world’s largest collection of traditional canal craft. You can step on board most of the boats during a visit to the museum and get an idea of what life must have been like inside a small narrowboat cabin.
The Waterways Museum Society exists to secure the preservation and authentic presentation of a representative collection of historic inland waterways craft and associated artefacts, and in assisting and encouraging like-minded individuals and organisations.
Who is this aimed at?
Everyone is welcome
10am to 4pm
South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
How to get involved
Please turn up there is no need to book
Phone: 0151 355 5017
For further information
For more information about the Canal and River Trust search Canal and River Trust in this directory.
Visit the Canal and River Trust website
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View the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port page on the Canal and River Trust website
AddressSouth Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Phone0151 355 5017