museums and attractions

Inland Waterways

Dudley Canal Trust Trips

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre

Ardchattan House, Canal Side, Fort Augustus, Highlands, PH32 4BA.
Tel: 01320 366 493.

  • 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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The Museum of the Broads

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

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  • 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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The Canal Museum – Stoke Bruerne

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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River Wey & Godalming Navigations & Dapdune Wharf

Wharf Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4RR.

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  • 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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National Waterways Museum Gloucester

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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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Linlithgow Canal Centre

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

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  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

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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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Fourteen Locks Canal Centre

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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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Anderton Boat Lift

Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6FW.
Tel: 01606 786 777.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The Boat Lift was built in 1875 and has earned its nickname 'Cathedral of the Canals' for a very good reason. Not only does it still do the job it was…

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Claverton Pumping Station

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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