Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Whether it’s a class-load of curious kids or your local pub quizzers genning up on some canal trivia, we can tailor your visit to The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne.
Your group visit might include:
If you are a teacher, you can download our educational support information from our Explorers pages. You’ll get loads of support from our friendly team of Explorer education volunteers. They lead workshops to introduce your class to different aspects of the canal, take you on a history walk along the towpath, show you how the lock works and help bring a trip to the museum to life with stories and anecdotes.
The Canal Museum and Stoke Bruerne village makes an ideal outing for Beavers, Cub Scouts, Rainbows and Brownies. Our Explorer education team can lead a water safety sessions if children are working towards their safety badge. We can even arrange for the museum to open in the early evening!
We also offer a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities for all ages. You can tailor our courses to meet your needs. Watch our local events listings for details on workshops, including traditional Roses and Castles painting weekends.
You can visit the museum before confirming a class or group tour. Our team will be happy to help you devise a programme to suit your age group, time available, numbers of visitors and topic.
Plus: Free coach parking for pre-arranged visits Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgCall: our bookings team on 01604 862229
Safety: You can use our risk assessment document for your own risk assessment when planning your visit.
Free teaching resources
There's all sorts of free activity sheets for children on our Explorers pages
Last date edited: 18 October 2017