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Catch up on all the latest news from the National Waterways Museum
2 March 2017
Dozens of boats from around the country will be heading to the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port for the annual Easter Boat Gathering (14 to 17 April). This year the event is celebrating its 40th anniversary with colourful narrowboats and barges taking centre stage while the museum comes alive with music, theatre and activities for the whole family.
7 October 2016
A rare survivor of the early 20th Century waterways, the short boat 'George', has returned to the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port. Now, for the first time in decades, visitors will be able to step aboard 'George', on Sunday 30 October.
29 September 2016
The 1903 Daniel Adamson steam ship story is now complete and ready for a future on many waters including The Mersey, The Manchester Ship Canal and for the very first time The River Weaver.
19 September 2016
National Waterways Museum volunteer Di Skilbeck was announced as the winner of the Outstanding Achievement at the 2016 Living Waterways Awards ceremony, held at Birmingham Town Hall on 14 September 2016.
26 August 2016
Brindley’s life and work will be explored next month at a conference at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of his birth.
23 June 2016
The Grade II listed lock at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire will be drained this month to allow fitting of new gates at the top and bottom of the lock.
17 December 2015
We are delighted to announce that the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port has been awarded the prestigious Sandford Award for its excellent education programme. The award was received at a recent award ceremony on 4 December at the London Transport Museum.