Immerse yourself in fascinating oral histories from the Waterways Archive, the national archive for the canal network, exploring the lives of everybody from coal carriers, salt traders and lock keepers to chance encounters on the towpath.
There’s more to old waterway songs than meets the ear. Delve into the stories behind these towpath ditties.
Join us as we share a pot of tea with Derek Keller, a retired carpenter who has collected a wealth of waterway tales over his years working on our canals
Delve into the stories behind historic watering holes built for leggers, horsemen, dockers, boaters and navvies
Step aboard the UK’s first solar-powered electric widebeam boat
Enter the spectacular world of solargraphy – the art of capturing the sun’s journey across the sky – on the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal
Meet volunteers, visitors and curators sharing stories in these historic docklands between the River Severn and the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal
Still bustling with life, Gas Street Basin was once at the very centre of the industrial revolution
The gateway to the nation’s canals, Limehouse Basin is a great place for gongoozling
Perfect for nature lovers, this restored basin is the heart of the ‘Romantic Canal’