museums and attractions

Inland Waterways

Steam Yacht – Gondola

Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN.
Tel: 01539 432 733.

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The original 'Gondola', a re-built Victorian steam yacht, was first launched in 1859 and now, completely rebuilt by the National Trust, gives passengers…

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River Wey & Godalming Navigations & Dapdune Wharf

Wharf Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4RR.
Tel: 01483 561 389.

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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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Batchworth Lock Canal Centre

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

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

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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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Dudley Canal Trust Trips

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

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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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Canalside Heritage Centre

Weir Cottages, Canal Side,, Beeston, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 1LZ.
Tel: 0115 922 1773 .

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New museum opened 24th June. It is a vibrant hub for visitors to enjoy and explore, with an interpretation centre, as well as blooming gardens and lots…

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Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre

Waters Road, Marsden, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, HD7 6NQ.
Tel: 01484 844 298.

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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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The BoilerHouse

Middle Lock, Gumley Road, Foxton, Leicestershire, LE16 7RA.
Tel: 0116 279 2657.

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Tells the story of Foxton Locks, one of the top sites on the canal, with a ten lock staircase and remains of the steam driven Victorian barge lift. Explore…

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Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock

Kennet Side, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3DS.
Tel: 0118 937 3400.

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.

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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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National Waterways Museum

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

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

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Shardlow Heritage Centre

London Road, Shardlow, Derbyshire, DE72 2GA.
Tel: 01332 792 489.

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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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The Canal Museum – Stoke Bruerne

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

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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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The Museum of the Broads

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

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

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Wey & Arun Canal

The Granary, Flitchfold Farm , Loxwood, West Sussex, RH14 0RH.
Tel: 01403 752 403.

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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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London Canal Museum

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

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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.
Tel: 01978 860 702.

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

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Linlithgow Canal Centre

Manse Road Basin, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 6AJ.
Tel: 01506 671 215.

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Canal museum and boats. Display on history of the Union Canal, tools and artefacts. Half hour cruises on ‘Victoria’, a replica Victorian trip boat,…

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Kennet & Avon Canal Museum

Canal Centre, Couch Lane, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1EB.
Tel: 01380 721 279.

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Illustrates the history of the canal from 1794 to the present day and is situated on the wharf close to the Devizes flight of 29 locks.

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Yorkshire Waterways Museum

Dutch River Side, Goole, Lincolnshire, DN14 5TB.
Tel: 01405 768 730.

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Social history exhibits on the lives of barge families, import and export trade, and transportation of coal through Goole. Historic models of Goole ships…

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Fourteen Locks Canal Centre

Cwm Lane, Rogerstone, Newport, Blaenau Gwent, NP10 9GN.
Tel: 01633 892 167.

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Canal centre at top of the Cefn Flight of 14 locks, which is recognised as an engineering wonder of the Industrial Revolution, on the Crumlin Arm of the…

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Falkirk Wheel

Lime Road, Tamfourhill, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK1 4RS.
Tel: 08700 500 208.

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The World's first and only rotating boat lift. This modern lift replaces a flight of eleven locks that once linked the Forth & Clyde Canal with the Union…

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Claverton Pumping Station

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

  • Part disabled access

Pump house was built in 1813 to pump water from River Avon to canal 48ft above the river. Has a fully restored 25ft waterwheel and beam driven pumps. Over…

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Chirk Aqueduct

Off Castle Road, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5BS.
Tel: 0000.

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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