Boat trips

Our boat trips is not operating at the moment and we are so sorry for the disappointment and inconvenience. The page will be updated as soon as the trips are back up and running.


Above is our boat 'Centaur'. Where once horses pulled buttys and barges on the Shropshire Union Canal, you can now explore aboard our 30 minute boat trip.

Take the slow lane

Your guide will tell tall tales and stories that bring to life the changing fortunes of the canal and its people. As time slows to the traditional 4mph, you'll travel through a fascinating industrial landscape criss-crossed with past and present transport systems. 

And you don't have to visit the exhibitions to take a boat trip. Pop along just for the boat trip if you like. Although you may want to stop by our newly refurbished café and shop too.

Adults and concessions £3.00
Children £2.00
Times and availability  
These vary each day but during the summer trips run on most days 1.00pm and 2.00pm

Please call 0151 355 5017 on the morning of your visit to check availability and times that day.

Look out for...

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.

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

Last date edited: 14 September 2018