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

Canalside Online Shop

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

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

Walking the Waterways Exhibition

An exhibition which looked at the natural heritage of our magical waterways and their restorative powers. Read more

Awards Success

We celebrated success at the Regional Heritage Awards, picking up two prizes for our work this year! Read more