Unlocking William Jessop Exhibition

Discover the role William Jessop played within the area in the latest of a series of temporary exhibitions.

Event details

2 May 2019 to 27 May 2019

National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

Shropshire Union Canal


National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

South Pier Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 4FW

William Jessop was a gifted and well-regarded engineer. He was chosen by the Ellesmere Canal Company to be their Chief Engineer. Jessop designed the canal and plotted the best route for it, choosing the spot that is now Ellesmere Port on the Mersey.

This exhibition will explore William Jessop’s importance in canal engineering and for the town we know today. It features original architectural drawings by Jessop for the Ellesmere Canal produced in 1794.


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