Please follow local coronavirus government advice including social distancing, and be kind to other waterway visitors.
We look forward to seeing you in 2021.
Please read our FAQs before your visit to the Museum.
Can I have an ice cream?
Yes, the Canal Museum shop is the place to head for a tasty ice cream.
Who doesn’t love a little shop? Packed with gifts and souvenirs, from pocket money treats to stunning painted canal ware, remember to pop to our museum shop.
You will also find one of the best collections of specialist canal books in the country, along with guides and maps.
Working Waterways books, £8.99 each
The museum is also the place to head for the complete Working Waterways series - books that explore iconic subjects such as the Anderton Boat Lift and the Idle Women as well as the daily joys, trials and tribulations of life on the waterways:
To buy, call us on 01604 862229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Postal charges apply.
But if you’re after something hot or looking for a cuppa, cold drinks, sweets, sandwiches and cake, we’d point you in the direction of our Waterside Café.
There are loads of lovely grassy areas outside that are ideal for a picnic, and there are plenty of benches too.
Last date edited: 2 November 2020