Boat trips

Our trips will return during October half term. Please keep an eye on this page or follow us on social media.

No trip to our marvellous museum would be complete without climbing aboard a narrowboat to explore just some of the Shropshire Union Canal.

Where once horses pulled buttys and barges on the Shropshire Union Canal, you can now explore by taking a canalside walk.

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The grooves on the old Victorian Bridge worn down by the ropes of horses as they pulled narrow boats to and from Ellesmere Port docks.

Horses played an important role in the history of the waterways and for over 200 years canal boats were pulled by horses, and for much longer, the country depended on them for work.

From time to time we invite horsedrawn boats to travel along the canal to take you even further back in time...

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Our boat trips have finished for the 2021 summer season. Please keep an eye on this page for trips during October half term and plans for 2022.

Last date edited: 9 September 2021