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Shardlow Heritage Centre

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Address: The Wharf, Shardlow, Derby DE72 2GA, England
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Well this is a bit odd...did not get to see the Heritage Centre because they only open at weekends but did want to post something about Shardlow - the inland port, but could not... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
tyketyke
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Well this is a bit odd...did not get to see the Heritage Centre because they only open at weekends but did want to post something about Shardlow - the inland port, but could not find any way of introducing a new area to TA. For the record, Shardlow is in Derbyshire and has a lot of history to appeal to... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Excellent display put on in the Heritage centre. Guided tours of the village are interesting and very informative.

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Thank Skiers356
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Packed with interesting info and exhibits. Bit cluttered but lots to see. Well worth 75p. Just watch the limited opening hours.

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Thank Steve B
Kirkbymoorside, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Although only small it has a mass of interesting items including many photos and items from Shardlow and its people and the canals, well worth a visit .

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Thank alriv990
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Shardlow was the home of my parents and my granparents, so a visit to the heritage centre is also something special to me.

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Thank colina982
Derby, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

this is a little gem packed with brilliant local information and the staff are so friendly and helpful it covers the local area of Shardlow and beyond and the waterways nearby too well worth a visit if your in the area

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Nottingham, UK
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

This musuem is open mainly at the weekend and is in a lovely location. The entrance fee is a tiny 75p and there is a lot of information especially about the role of Shardlow in history of the canals. It is small so really suitable for older children. It fits in with a walk around the village well

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Thank sara1459
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2014

Found this quite by accident when visiting friends who were moored up at the canal basin. Wished I had had more time to spend there as there is so much to read and look at. Canal history, industrial history, history of colourful local characters and loads of artefacts make this an absolute gem. The lady on duty was a fount... More 

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Thank Cath S
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

This little gem is wonderful and well worth finding, it has lots of local information about the canal and the history of the location, lots of hands on experience although small at 75p to get into its worth spending some time talking to the staff or losing yourself in the history of the place. The location is wonderful quite and... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

Only 75p to get in, and an interesting look at the village and its canal history. We particularly liked the tales of local villains.

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