Family activity trail at Devizes Wharf

It’s 1898. You are the honest and hardworking wharfinger in charge of Devizes Wharf. Step back in time on this family trail around Devizes Wharf.


Devizes Wharf was where canal boats loaded and unloaded goods. In Victorian times it was very busy, noisy and dirty with heaps of coal, timber and building materials around. On market days, passengers arriving by boat got off here too.

Discover more fascinating facts with a fun activity trail, going from the museum to the Old Ford and Town Lock.

Start point: Kennet & Avon Canal Trust Museum, SN10 1EB

End point: Town Bridge, Devizes Lock, SN10  1JS

Distance: Approx 1.6km/1 mile (there and back)