Engaging people with the waterways, to help conserve their past, present and future

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Our tearoom is currently open for a takeaway service. Read more about the COVID safe measures and guidelines we have put in place to help keep all staff and volunteers safe.



Canalside Online Shop

You can now purchase local goodies from our online shop! Click & Collect or Delivery available.


Author: Jake Epton

Museum Shop Sunday

Join us on the online shop and support local this Sunday 29th November!


Author: Jake Epton

Splash Canalside Stories

These fantastic videos have been developed by The Mighty Creatives and use the sights and sounds of the canal as inspiration for art based children's activities.


Author: Michael Crane


Interested in volunteering? We have plenty of opportunities to get involved, meet new people and learn new skills.



Our impact


Visitors to the Canalside Heritage Centre per year


School children engaged with the waterways


Participants in activities to improve health and wellbeing

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Latest news

  • Visiting During the National Lockdown

    All the information you need for visiting the Canalside Heritage Centre, including opening times and guidelines for staying safe during your visit. Read more

  • Museum Shop Sunday

    Join us on the online shop and support local this Sunday 29th November! Read more

  • Canalside Hampers back for 2020!

    Our Canalside Hampers are ready to order now, for collection from the Heritage Centre. Click & Collect only. Read more

Latest events

  • Patchwork Group

    Learn this traditional craft technique at our weekly Patchwork Group and turn recycled materials into something beautiful! Read more

  • Riverside Reading Club

    Love reading and discovering new books? Why not join our monthly Riverside Readers Club? Read more

  • Canalside Art Club January

    Join local artist, Janet Barnes, every Wednesday evening on Zoom for an interactive art club, which uses the Weir Cottages, the waterways and live models as inspiration. Just £5 per session, book your place now! Read more