Cafe and gift shop

We are supporting the national effort to keep everyone safe, and with this in mind, the grounds and the cafe is temporarily closed. We will continue to monitor Government guidance, and will update the information on this page with reopening details at the earliest opportunity.

Can we tempt you with some hot drinks and snacks and few crafty mementos of your day here? Take time out in our Waterside Café and gift shop.

Waterside Cafe with visitors Waterside Cafe with visitors

Our Waterside Cafe Menu includes all your favourite tasty sandwiches, snacks and light meals. 

Sit out on our waterside terrace or in our picnic area, with views across the dock basin, it's the perfect spot to watch narrowboats passing through the locks.

Photo of National Waterways Museum


Gifts and treats

National Waterways Museum gift shop

The Waterside Cafe Covid ready

Our museum shop has a superb new range of gifts and souvenirs, including:

  • books on boating
  • canal history books
  • maps and guides
  • games and toys

Last date edited: 3 November 2020