Wooden Canal Boat Society

We have the second largest collection of working wooden canl boats. Rather than simply restoring and preserving them we are finding new uses for these wonderfull old boats, putting them to work on behalf of the local community and at the same time providing opportunities for people to learn new skills.

We do canal cruises on Hazel for people suffering from poor mental health. Fully crewed cruises. Group bookings only.

Hazel is also available for private hire.

We also do recycling trips monthly, collecting items from households in Droylseden for sale in our charity shop.

When not in use the boats are on display in Portland Basin Wharf, in front of Portland Basin Museum, Portland Pl, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA.


The Wooden Canal Boat Society Ltd
173 Stamford Street Central
Greater Manchester

Disability Access Information

Wheelchair access available using ramps & lift.