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Virtual tour of the National Waterways Museum

Can't make it to the National Waterways Museum in person? You can still explore our popular attraction, wherever you are.

Click the arrows on the picture to move around, and click and drag your mouse to turn.

Inside the Island Warehouse

Take yourself on a virtual tour of the entire museum. Learn about the history of our waterways, view our traditional boat exhibitions, and enjoy iconic Roses and Castles folk art.

Switch between 0 and 1 in the bottom right corner to explore both floors.

Porter's Row Cottages

Transport yourself back through time with our Porter's Row Cottages. Each cottage recreates a home from a different period, from the 1830s through to the 1950s. Look out for features like oil lamps and hand-operated washing machines.

The Blacksmith's Forge

Be sure not to miss The Blacksmith's Forge, a traditional iron forge where the canal company's ironwork used to be made.

Last Edited: 07 September 2023

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