museums and attractions

Inland Waterways

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.

  • 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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Anderton Boat Lift

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The lift was built in 1875 to enable boats to be transferred between the Trent & Mersey Canal and the River Weaver. An impressive structure otherwise known…

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Keswick Lake Cruises

Derwentwater Foreshore, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ.

Enjoy a lake cruise on one of the Keswick Launches and experience the beauty of Derwentwater with breathtaking views of the surrounding fells. Enjoy special…

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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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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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Caen Hill Locks

Rowde, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1QR.

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  • 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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Wey & Arun Canal

The Granary, Flitchfold Farm , Loxwood, West Sussex, RH14 0RH.

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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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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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Yorkshire Waterways Museum

Dutch River Side, Goole, Lincolnshire, DN14 5TB.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Explore the unique story of Goole Docks and the Aire and Calder Navigation. This is the home of the Tugs and Tom pudding trains which transported coal…

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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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Canal Museum @ The BoilerHouse

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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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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  • 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.

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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  • 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

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 NWM offers the visitor the opportunity to experience…

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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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Linlithgow Canal Centre

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

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  • 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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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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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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Chichester Ship Canal Visitor Centre

Canal Basin, Canal Wharf, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8DT.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Learn about canal artefacts and plans for extending through to the sea. It is located in a 19th century old stable which has been refurbished to provide…

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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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