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.



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

  • CHC Garden Re-opens

    Our community garden re-opens to visitors from 12th April. Read on to find out more about the changes at the Heritage Centre as COVID 19 restrictions ease. Read more

  • 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

Latest events

  • Canalside Art Club April

    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

  • 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