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 (re-starting 4th December) - 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
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
|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. Registrastion link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EuhI9g7NTFqGUzIEV83FMA|
|All dates||Talks will resume in the museum when possible. Until that becomes possible and a realistic option, talks will be held online using Zoom. Like everyone else, we are unable to say when we will be able to resume meetings in the museum.|
|7th January 2021||Illustrated talk: Boating in Europe by Ana Reis and Hamish Campbell. After living on the London Canals for 4 years, Hamish and Ana crossed the channel to France to circumnavigate Europe's inland waterways. Since leaving London they've done 5000km on Europe's Inland Waterways travelling at 8km per hour from London to the Black Sea. Over 3 years the voyage has encompassed 8 different rivers and 17 canals throughout 9 countries. They've passed 501 locks, 7 lift or swing bridges and 5 tunnels.They were living off-grid using solar and wind power, whilst preferring wild moorings to conventional marine facilities. Registration Link https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZPv5yLMqTomIVvQqNQkMGA|
|4th February 2021||Illustrated talk: Port of London Authority Freight Update by James Trimmer|
|4th March 2021||Illustrated talk: The Shroppie by Peter Brown|
|1st April 2021||Illustrated talk: The Manchester Ship Canal by Richard Thomas|
|6th May 2021||Illustrated talk: Waterway Park for All - the Bedford to Milton Keynes Link by Steve Ashley|
|3rd June 2021||Illustrated talk: To be announced|
|1st July 2021||Illustrated talk: To be announced|
|2nd September 2021||Illustrated talk: To be announced|
|7th October 2021||Illustrated talk: To be announced|
|4th November 2021||Illustrated talk: Foodie on French Canals by Di Murrell|