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News article created on 27 August 2014

Readymade waterway days at the National Waterways Museum packed with fun

Our Education ‘Explorers’ are excited to announce the arrival of brand new family fun resources at the National Waterways Museum.

Families and school groups are now able to borrow Explorer backpacks to help them discover the museum site. The backpacks contain activities children can do around the site along with objects and resources they need to complete them. 

Helen Evans, our Education Co-ordinator said 'We have developed the backpacks in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council with thanks to funding from Arts Council England.  The museum is a great place for families to enjoy and explore together and the backpacks are designed in a way to do just that,' said Helen. 

'Families can explore engineering and focus on social history whilst using the enclosed magnifying glass, spy book, slate and chalk, nut and bolts set and the battle of the boats card set,' Helen added. 

The National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port is open all year round and showcases the history of the canals and the lives and times of the people who worked on them.  A collection of canal boats can be seen at the museum, with several open for visitors.   

The latest information on all that is happening at the museum can be found on its Facebook page facebook.com/NationalWaterways Museum or by visiting the website canalrivetrust.org.uk/NWM