Category: Heritage Boatyard

Welcome to 2016!

Wishing a very Happy New Year to one and all!

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Heritage Lottery Fund grant for National Waterways Museum

We’re celebrating the confirmation of a grant of £790,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as well as invaluable match funding of over £50,000 from the Wolfson Foundation. The HLF support will fund three key initiatives getting underway early in

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Welcome to 2015 !!!!

Wishing a very Happy New Year to one and all!

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Update on Mossdale from Margaret Harrison

We had to do a lot of thinking about Mossdale over the summer. Here’s an update on the future plans for her and what we’re doing immediately to stabilise her. A survey and assessment of Mossdale was carried out in

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NWM features on the BBC

Jeff Fairweather, our very own Chairman, makes his acting debut in the BBC’s ‘Peaky Blinders’. Starting tonight, this second series features some scenes filmed at the Museum, including Jeff expertly steering one of the historic collection along the canal. Using

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Digital archive goes live

After a lot of hard work and determination by the staff and volunteers working in the Archives at the National Waterways Museum, the first phase of the digitisation project has finally seen fruition. The public now have access to thousands

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Heritage Boatyard wins award

At the AGM of the Historic Narrow Boat Club on Saturday 1 March, Dave Linney representing the Heritage Boat Yard was presented with the Ken Keay award for the restoration of the historic wooden Box Boat 337. See the CRT

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Welcome to 2014 !!!!

Wishing a very Happy New Year to one and all!

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One in and one out!!

It’s been a very exciting day at the National Waterways Museum, as the long awaited crane finally arrived. Box Boat 337, after four years out of the water, has been craned back in.  Take a look at the video on

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Mendip and Gifford are on their way!

Historic boats Mendip and Gifford are on their way to Lymm Historic Transport Day (23 June 2013).  Crewed by staff and volunteers from the National Waterways Museum and Boat Museum Society.

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