Coal tippers, hydraulic dock cranes and treadmills – explore the various ways cargo was loaded on and off working boats in the Industrial Age.
Another chance to delve into the history of our great British canal termini with a visit to Limehouse Basin in London
Seek out the red signs that honour Britain’s most remarkable pieces of waterway heritage – from art deco stations and historic ports to engine sheds.
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
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