The Waterways Museum Society meets monthly from September through to May, usually in the Rolt Centre at the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port.

Meetings range from talks, films and lectures by experts in various waterway topics to more informal social events.

Everyone is welcome at WMS meetings – you do not need to be a member of the society. These meetings start at 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated.



Friday 18th – WMS – Film Evening to include the classic Painted Boats and early British Waterways promotional films.


Friday 15th – WMS – The AGM followed by a talk – The Slipway with Brian Spencer & Derek Speakman.


Friday 15th – WMS – Tug France-Hayhurst. The former River Weaver Trustees tug France-Hayhurst was built by WJ Yarwood in Northwich (YN 613) in 1938. Cathy Roberts describes its history, how she uses the boat and her visions for its future.


Good Friday 19th – WMS – The way forward for the boat collection at the NWM. Margaret Harrison, Collections Manager.


Wednesday 8th – Mike Stammer Memorial Lecture – starts at 6:15pm at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. See the Post for further details.

Friday 17th – WMS – Adventures in the Lime Shed – Management of the Ellesmere Port large objects collection. Dave Russell.

The 2018/19 season has finished, the next season form September ’19 through to May ’20 will be published here.

The National Waterways Museum (NWM), Ellesmere Port, hosts various events throughout the year. All these events will take place at NWM, unless stated otherwise.
To find out what is happening at the National Waterways Museum visit their web site at this LINK.