We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.


From homes and lives of the past to the atmospheric history of WWII, the National Waterways Museum offers a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities for students of all ages.

School visit to National Waterways Museum

The National Waterways Museum:

  • is an inspiring site, rich with historic buildings and wildlife
  • has fine collections and fascinating displays
  • offers curriculum related support materials for teachers
  • café and wet-weather picnic area
  • complete risk assessments

You can work with our team to tailor your school or group visit to suite your needs or work around a pre-planned activity.  

Bookings and information

To discuss your visit and learning needs, and to book teachers' visits, email nationalwaterwaysmuseum@canalrivertrust.org.uk or call our bookings team on 0151 355 5017.

Teachers' visits

We offer free teachers visits for you and a colleague to help plan your visit. A member of our bookings team will be happy to meet with you and discuss your requirements if you wish. Please contact the museum to arrange (details above).

 Admission, per child £4.00 
 Reduced admission (local rate), per child £1.50
 Teachers/Accompanying Adults free
 Activity Sessions, per child £1.00
 Learning tours, per child £1.00
 Demonstrations, per child £1.00
 Boat trip, per child £1.00
 Explorers Backpack Trail free

Last date edited: 26 April 2017