It was overcast and raining when we visited the National Waterways Museum. Unfortunately we were only in the area for the day, so couldn't wait for better weather, but fortunately there are a lot of indoor exhibits to see. Complimentary loan umbrellas were available, so were able to get around the whole site.
Apart from being a museum, it's also a working part of the canal system, and boats were passing through while we were there. The industrial heritage, including many types of machines, are well maintained and on display in various period buildings. The indoor displays include a huge variety of items, ranging from working boats to cottage interiors.
There are quite a number of period barges and other working boats, moored in the various canal docking areas.
There's a very good restaurant, which was quite a bonus on a wet day. I'm sure we'll revisit this fascinating site of our industrial heritage someday!
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