Text and photographs copyright of Jim Shead.
Top 100 Sites
See also Boat Restoration
Black Country Living Museum: Situated next to Dudley Tunnel with moorings for visiting boaters.
The Boat Museum: The Boat Museum in Ellesmere Port brings Britain's canal history to life, with exhibitions in the historic dock and the largest collection of inland craft.
The Boat Museum Society: The principal aim of the Society is the preservation of the historic boats, skills, knowledge and way of life of the waterways. The Society founded the Boat Museum, which it continues to actively support.
Canal Archive: Bridging the Years: Explores the creation of Britain's first commercial waterway, the Bridgewater Canal, and the construction of the Manchester Ship canal over 100 years later.
The Canal Museum - Stoke Bruerne: Not a large museum but packed with interest, inside and out, and close to locks and Blisworth Tunnel.
Canalmaps Archive: Historic Maps and Plans of Inland Navigation
Foxton Inclined Plane Trust: Foxton Canal Museum and Inclined Plane Trust giving details of this award winning museum, the Locks and Canal system.
Heritage Working Boats Project: The Working Boats Project was set up in 1999 with the objective of rescuing and preserving a number of ex-working canal boats and setting up an educational programme.
L.T.C.Rolt: The life and books of this writer, engineer and co-founder of the Inland Waterways Asscoiation,
London Canal Museum: The only London museum of inland waterways. Situated at Kings Cross.
Map of Charnwood Forest Canal: This map was produced in 1791 by the canal's engineer, Christopher Staveley.
Narrowboat Steamers History: A history of steam powered narrowboats.
The National Waterways Museum: The major waterways museums located at Gloucester Docks, Ellesmere Port and Stoke Bruerne.
River Thames and Rowing Museum: Information on the museum and on Henley on Thames, where it is.
Virtual Waterways Archive Catalogue: British waterway history brought together in one online catalogue.
The Waterways Museum (The Sobriety Project a charity): The Yorkshire Waterways Museum collection opened at the Sobriety Project in 1987 and was based on the story of the Aire and Calder Navigation and the creation of the Port of Goole.
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