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

Canalside Art Club

Join local artist, Janet Barnes, every Wednesday evening in person or on Zoom for an interactive art club, which uses the Weir Cottages, the waterways and live models as inspiration. From just £5 per session.




Tickets: From £5.00

Author: Michael Crane

Location: 2-3 Weir Cottages, Canal Side,Beeston, nottingham


'The Threads of Our Lives!' A community quilt exhibition by Bee Creative Workshops. Available to view in the tearoom from 28th August to 30th September.


Author: Michael Crane

£10 Gift Voucher

A perfect gift which can be used in the Canalside Heritage Centre tearoom and gift shop!

Fabric Daffodil

Create your own fabric daffodils this Easter with this beautiful craft idea from CHC volunteer Christine Anderson.


Author: Michael Crane

Fabric Easter Bunny

Make your own fabric Easter Bunny with this simple but beautiful craft activity!


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 to reopen for visitors

    Visitors to the Heritage Centre will be able to enjoy our beautiful community garden again from Saturday 4th July. Read more

  • CHC to re-open for takeaway service

    The Canalside Heritage Centre will re-open on Friday 19th June for a takeaway service. Read more

  • World War Two and the 'Idle Women'

    To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we spoke with local historian Jill Oakland about the little-known story of the efforts of the Inland Waterway women or 'Idle Women' who volunteered to operate canal boats carrying vital goods and supplies during the Second World War. 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

  • Wander the Waterways

    Join our volunteer guides on a wander around the local waterways to discover local stories, history and nature. Every Tuesday at 11am and 2pm. Free to join! Read more

  • Canalside Craft Club

    Get creative at our weekly Craft Club on Tuesdays at 12pm. Free to Join! Read more