SJ4077 : The Boat Museum at Ellesmere Port

taken 12 years ago, near to Whitby, Cheshire West And Chester, England

The Boat Museum at Ellesmere Port
The Boat Museum at Ellesmere Port
As well as the collection of full-sized preserved canal boats, there were many, detailed working models being demonstrated by enthusiasts on the island between the two sets of Grade II listed locks at the National Waterways Museum.
The National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port

The National Waterways Museum is based in the historic canal docks at Ellesmere Port at the northern extremity of the Shropshire Union Canal where it enters the Manchester Ship Canal at Ellesmere Port.

The museum site consists of the former canal port which initially linked the Shropshire Union Canal with the River Mersey (before the Ship Canal was built). The canal port consisted of a system of locks, docks and warehouses, together with a pump and engine room all of which have been preserved and used within the museum. The port was designed by Thomas Telford under the direction of William Jessop and continued to function as a working canal port until the 1950s after which it gradually became derelict until it was taken over as “the North West Museum of Inland Navigation”, later “The Boat Museum” in the 1970s. In the 1990s The Waterways Trust took on the management of the National Waterways Museum. Funding from Heritage Lottery Fund helped create new displays and improve visitor facilities.

The museum contains the largest collection of canal boats in the world.

LinkExternal link National Waterways Museum website

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SJ4077, 233 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 29 May, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4058 7718 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.2944N 2:53.5679W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4057 7716
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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