National Waterways Museum

The complex at Ellesmere Port is vast, so it’s difficult to provide an all encompassing scene to give you a real overview of the place. However, whilst this picture is just a portion of what’s on offer, it does show a number of the key elements which shows you why this is such a good place for a canal museum.

  • Canals which still work
  • Canals with locks
  • Basin areas and moorings
  • Lots of brightly painted boats
  • Typical canal art
  • Working boats and lots more requiring restoration and depicting a good cross-section of the kind of boats which worked the canals
  • A huge complex of different building which were used during the heyday of canals
  • Volunteers getting stuck in!
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