Jen Allan Photography


The blacksmith’s forge is where the canal company’s ironwork used to be made. Today, the forge is still in use and home to the museum’s resident blacksmith. On a future visit I will add more to this section.






The stables were home to both horses and pigs at the docks. The displays inside show how horses were originally used to tow narrowboats and barges along the canal before the invention of the steam engine. Again, I hope to add more content here.




Find out what canal horses used to eat, how the canals, their locks and bridges were designed to accommodatehorses' needs and just how much boat people's livelihoods depended on the work of these strong and highly skilled animals.