From the forerunner of narrowboat design to delicate handicrafts: Collections Assistant Zofia Kufeldt introduces us to three finds that provide a unique glimpse of our canal history.
Meet the financiers of our waterways
Meet six industrialists, investors and speculators who believed in the potential of canals, and were willing to foot the bill for their construction.
The joy of canoeing: River Lee Navigation
Paddle through a fascinating blend of old industrial landscapes and nature-rich habitats, as this bustling stretch of water wends its way south towards the Thames.
The joy of canoeing: Llangollen Canal
Embark on this exhilarating journey through two countries, two tunnels and across two breathtaking aqueducts.
The joy of canoeing: the Kennet & Avon
Paddle a lock-free stretch of water, passing downlands etched with chalk figures, peaceful hamlets and charming landscapes untouched by modernity.