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 six industrialists, investors and speculators who believed in the potential of canals, and were willing to foot the bill for their construction.
Did you know that canals helped measure the curvature of the earth? We unearth a story played out along a sleepy waterway in the east of England.
These historic buildings, constructed to keep water levels constant across the waterways, are an important part of our canal heritage.
These historic buildings once provided a reliable water supply to waterways across the country, but today only a handful remain.
Marvel at this engineering workhorse that supplies water to the Grand Union Canal as it rises over the Chilterns.
This water-driven pumping station is an important piece of industrial heritage that has been lovingly restored by a team of dedicated volunteers.
After losing its original water supply, the Cromford Canal was saved when this striking pumping station was constructed.
This striking pumping station is preserved as a museum to record the important heritage of this stretch of the water.
This special kind of pumping station keeps the water level in the West India Dock constant by pumping in water from the River Thames.