Roses and Castles painting for children

Have a go at the colourful canal folk art that was used to decorate working narrowboats in the 19th century.

Event details

23 August 2019

11:00am - 1:00pm

National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

Shropshire Union Canal


National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

South Pier Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 4FW

Roses & Castles covered virtually everything in or on the narrowboat – including the vessel itself. The drinking can, the horse’s harness, doors, fitted furniture, lamps, anything and everything was decorated with bright and cheerful chocolate-box designs.

Come and see how it is done and have a go yourself.

This activity is free with your annual pass which gives you free admission to the museum.

Museum annual pass price:

  • Adult (16 & over) £9.75
  • Child (6-15) £6.00
  • Child (5 and under) Free
  • Family £25.00.
  • Concession £8.50
  • Your ticket allows you to return as often as you like for one year.

You can find out more about the artwork at Roses and Castles artwork

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