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Flying boats!!

An eventful day at the museum with work starting to clear the historic slipway for an exciting new exhibition. Part of the Window on the World project.

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George is flying!!!

As part of the Window on the World project, George was craned out of the canal this morning. She will shortly be winging her way (on the back of a low loader!) off to Devon for the start of her

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New Friendship crochet panel now on display

NWM’s Coffee & Crochet Group have created a stunning crochet panel inspired by the traditional paintwork on the narrowboat Friendship. This is now on display in the Island Warehouse at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port. Well worth a visit!

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Heritage Lottery Fund grant for National Waterways Museum

We’re celebrating the confirmation of a grant of £790,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as well as invaluable match funding of over £50,000 from the Wolfson Foundation. The HLF support will fund three key initiatives getting underway early in

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Update on Mossdale from Margaret Harrison

We had to do a lot of thinking about Mossdale over the summer. Here’s an update on the future plans for her and what we’re doing immediately to stabilise her. A survey and assessment of Mossdale was carried out in

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Digital archive goes live

After a lot of hard work and determination by the staff and volunteers working in the Archives at the National Waterways Museum, the first phase of the digitisation project has finally seen fruition. The public now have access to thousands

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Grand re-opening of Porter’s Row

The Grand re-opening of Porter’s Row cottages was celebrated with a street party on 6 September 2014. The event was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Ellesmere Port, Cllr and Mrs Brian Jones, along with relatives of, and former

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The book that saved Britain’s canals

First published in 1944, Tom Rolt’s book ‘Narrow Boat’ was the catalyst in the restoration of Britain’s canal system which by the 1940s was falling into almost terminal decay. CRT has worked with the History Press to present a new

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Heritage Boatyard wins award

At the AGM of the Historic Narrow Boat Club on Saturday 1 March, Dave Linney representing the Heritage Boat Yard was presented with the Ken Keay award for the restoration of the historic wooden Box Boat 337. See the CRT

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One in and one out!!

It’s been a very exciting day at the National Waterways Museum, as the long awaited crane finally arrived. Box Boat 337, after four years out of the water, has been craned back in.  Take a look at the video on

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