Whilst restrictions related to coronavirus remain in place, there are no physical events in the museum. The museum is open to visitors on limited days every week - see Admissions Page.
Our programme of illustrated talks, on the first thursday evening of each month, continues online and will remain online until we are able to resume illustrated talks in the museum and audiences are happy to come to them.
Availability of speakers and technical issues could result in late changes to the programme
Enter our photo competition and contribute to an archive of pictures of the canal in its 200th year! Cash prizes to be won. See Photo Competition page.
Holiday activities for children are suspended for the remainder of 2020. We hope to have a full programme in 2021.
We regret that there will be no boat trips in 2020
|5th November 2020||Illustrated talk: The Cromford Canal; Planning for Restoration by George Rogers. Free of charge. Held online with Zoom. Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KM-btdoSQWi7o1ebvG6rPw We will take a virtual journey along the Cromford Canal in the past and present, and then consider the ongoing planning for restoration. This includes a brief review of the Beggarlee Extension, a 1km section of restoration heading north from Langley Mill that has recently received planning permission.|
|3rd December 2020||Illustrated talk: Revolution at Limehouse: The Power of Water by Jeremy Batch. What connects Limehouse Basin, Tower Bridge, the USS Enterprise and a National Trust property in Northumberland? All made use of hydraulic machinery developed by Joseph Bramah, Sir William Armstrong and others, including the jigger (which is not a weevil), the hydraulic motor and the weight-loaded accumulator. To see working examples of Armstrong's hydraulic lifts you should visit Cragside (NT), his house in Northumberland, which was also the first in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. But at Limehouse Basin you can still see one of his hydraulic accumulator towers (one of the best surviving examples in Britain,) which once drove the cranes, capstans, lock gates and bridges of the Regent's Canal Dock. Will be held online with Zoom.|