We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Cafe and gift shop

Can we tempt you with some chocolate cake 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

The Waterside Cafe menu includes all your favourite tasty sandwiches, cakes, snacks and light meals. 

Sit inside, 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.

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Picnic area at the National Waterways Museum

Gifts and treats

National Waterways Museum gift shop

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: 29 September 2017