SJ4077 : Resting at the Boat Museum

taken 7 years ago, near to Whitby, Cheshire, Great Britain

Resting at the Boat Museum
Resting at the Boat Museum
Solving a crossword puzzle during the U3A's Waterways Event at the Ellesmere Port Boat 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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Date Taken
Friday, 25 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 29 May, 2012
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People, Events  Canals 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4057 7719 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.2997N 2:53.5770W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4056 7719
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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