museums and attractions

Inland Waterways

Claverton Pumping Station 2020

Ferry Lane, Claverton, Nr Bath, Somerset, BA2 7BH.
Tel: 01225 483 001.

This is a rare surviving example of technology of the Late Georgian, Regency period, which started work in 1813, using the power of the River Avon to lift…

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River Wey & Godalming Navigations & Dapdune Wharf 2020

Wharf Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4RR.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

One of the first British rivers to be made navigable, and opened to in 1653. 15 mile waterway linked Guildford to Weybridge on the Thames, and then to…

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Chirk Aqueduct 2020

Off Castle Road, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5BS.

  • Full disabled access

21m (70ft) high and 220m (710ft) long aqueduct that carries the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley and which marks the border between Wales and…

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Canalside Heritage Centre 2020

Weir Cottages, Canal Side, Beeston, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 1LZ.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

It is a vibrant hub for visitors to enjoy and explore, with an interpretation centre, as well as blooming gardens and lots of activities to delight in.…

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Caledonian Canal Centre 2020

Canal Side, Fort Augustus, Highlands, PH32 4BA.
Tel: 01463 725 581.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The newly revamped centre, located alongside the five Fort Augustus locks, depicts the history of the canal from its conception to the present day refurbishment.

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Caen Hill Locks 2020

Rowde, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1QS.

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  • Refreshments
  • Full disabled access

This flight of 16 locks may be the most impressive anywhere on the UK's waterways. They were engineer John Rennie's solution to climbing the very steep…

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Batchworth Lock Canal Centre 2020

99 Church Street, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1JJ.
Tel: 01923 778 382.

  • Part disabled access

Housed in former canal stables. Information point and exhibition room also outside exhibits, etc. Working boats. Boat trips on demand except when canal…

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Basingstoke Canal Centre 2020

Mychett Place Road, Mychett, Surrey, GU16 6DD.
Tel: 01252 370 073.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Canal exhibition documenting the 200 year history of the Basingstoke Canals which includes models and artefacts. Boat trips operate most weekends and some…

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The Museum of the Broads

The Staithe, Stalham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9DA.
Tel: 01692 581 681.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The only waterside museum of Broadland life. Discover the boats of the Broads and see how people's working lives shaped the landscape. The museum is in…

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Dudley Canal Trust Trips

The Car Park, off A4123, Birmingham New Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SB.
Tel: 0121 557 6265.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The Trust was responsible for the re-opening of the Dudley Canal Tunnel, an outstanding engineering achievement built between 1785 to 1792. 45min. narrow…

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Moneypenny’s Lockhouse

Horse Shoe Lane, Craigavon, Co. Armagh, BT62 3RS.

  • Part disabled access

Restored 18th century lock-keeper’s house, stables and bothy located on the Newry Canal. The stables contain a ‘Life on the Canal’ exhibition, which…

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Windermere Jetty – Museum of Boats, Steam & Stories

Rayrigg Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1BN.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

A spectacular new museum on the shores of Windermere that showcases the sights, smells and sounds of life on the lake. Steam launches, sailing yachts,…

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National Waterways Museum

South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW.
Tel: 0151 355 5017.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Situated in the old dock complex at the junction of the Shropshire Union and Manchester Ship Canals, the museum offers the visitor the opportunity to experience…

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Keswick Lake Cruises

Derwentwater Foreshore, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ.

Experience the beauty of Derwentwater with breathtaking views of the surrounding fells, with special views of Skiddaw, England’s fourth highest mountain,…

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Sandiacre Lock Cottages

Erewash Canal, Lock Lane (off Longmoor Lane), Sandiacre, Nottinghamshire, NG10 5LA.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

Historic canal lock cottages built in 1779 which visitors are welcome to look around and enjoy.

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Wey & Arun Canal

The Wharf (behind the Onslow Arms Public House), High Street, Loxwood, West Sussex, RH14 0RD.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Part of the former inland waterway link from London to the South Coast at Littlehampton. Much rebuilding work in Loxwood area. Currently rebuilding the…

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The Canal Museum – Stoke Bruerne

Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne, Nr Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 7SE.
Tel: 01604 862 229.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

200 years of canal history displayed in a historic corn mill beside the Grand Union canal. Boat engines, working models, costume and traditional items.

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Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7JB.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The only visitor centre on the Chesterfield Canal, a countryside oasis close to the centre of Chesterfield.

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Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre

Waters Road, Marsden, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, HD7 6NQ.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Full disabled access

The former canal warehouse opposite the towpath at Tunnel End has been converted into a Visitor Centre with displays telling the story of the canal and…

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Shardlow Heritage Centre

London Road, Shardlow, Derbyshire, DE72 2GA.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Housed in the oldest of a group of 18th century canal warehouses, it tells the story of the village from Roman times to the present day with particular…

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Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock

Kennet Side, Kenavon Drive, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3DH.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

Telling the story of Reading's two rivers – the Kennet and the Thames – the museum occupies two former industrial buildings, the Screen House and the…

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National Waterways Museum Gloucester

Llanthony Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2EH.
Tel: 01452 318 200.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Celebrating the role Gloucester Docks and the local canal network had in transporting goods to the industrial Midlands. New bright and engaging galleries…

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London Canal Museum

12-13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross, London, Greater London, N1 9RT.
Tel: 020 7713 0836.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Waterside museum of London's canals is set in a former ice warehouse and you can look down into a huge Victorian ice well once used to store ice imported…

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Llangollen Wharf

Wharf Hill, Llangollen, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, LL20 8TA.

  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Horse-drawn boats trips available on the picturesque Llangollen Canal from Llangollen Wharf.

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