We care for more than 15,000 items across our museums and attractions, representing the most comprehensive history of inland waterways in the UK, and the largest in the world.
Visitors can see and experience our collections across three museum sites at Ellesmere Port, Gloucester and Stoke Bruerne. We already know so much about the objects on display and each of these has a unique and diverse story to tell.
Unlocking Hidden Stories seeks to discover the intangible histories and the human narratives embedded in our collection. The project explores how memory and objects are inexplicably linked and how our memories are stored within objects and objects arouse our nostalgic memories.