The centre is located behind the Rutland Arms, Woolsthorpe, NG32 1NY.

Grantham Canal is a great site for wildlife and habitats as well as local history studies. Since the Grantham Canal closed to boating in 1929 it has been reclaimed by nature and is a valuable wetland habitat, with much of the canal designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, home to a rich diversity of wildlife.


Local history workshop and a lock visit as part of a guided walk.

Wildlife and habitat walks and workshops.

Learning Resources

Use the following resources to support learning on your trip and back in the classroom:

All About Canals

All About Rivers

Canal & River Habitats Learning Bundle

Find out more about Grantham.

Don't forget a boat trip!

Boat trips are possible in conjunction with volunteers from the Grantham Canal Society. There is currently a project to restore a section of the canal, and a stretch from Woolsthorpe to the A1 near Grantham is once again navigable.


We offer free preliminary visits and our website features downloadable trails/activities suitable for pre-visit planning or follow-up work.

On-site facilities include an indoor classroom space for booked visits. There is parking on site and there are limited toilet facilities.


Visits to Grantham are FREE! A small charge applies for boat trips.