Meet Edwin Clark - the Victorian engineer who designed and built the Anderton Boat Lift, hear the tales from the towpath and discover our industrial heritage in a whole new way.
We love dressing up here at the Anderton Boat Lift. Why not get your class to dress as traditional boaters or Victorian engineers on their visit?
But why stop there? We’ve lots for your children to get stuck into on their visit to the Anderton Boat Lift and Visitor Centre...
While our awesome boat lift is the star of the show, it's not the only activity to get stuck into here at Anderton. It's ideal to:
You'll find our excellent new education package allows you to get the most from your visit. It includes two workshops both linked to the National Curriculum and QCA schemes.
Workshop 1 - A Victorian Masterpiece
This workshop looks at the Victorian period, which is when the lift was built. Children will discover:
And for something to take home - children can create their own peg doll dressed in Victorian costume.
This workshop covers:
Workshop 2 - Is it a work of art?
Taking a different slant on the boat lift, looking it as a work of art, this workshop will look at:
This workshop can be linked to QCA and Cheshire Art Schemes.
Make sure your day runs smoothly - talk to our education visit manager about what you'd like to do on your visit. And what facilities are available, such as wet weather location for lunch, bag storage, toilets, disabled access, café and shop.
Last date edited: 24 April 2017