11:00 - 12:30 9th March 2024
Ellesmere Yard is the most outstanding surviving example in the UK of a purpose-built canal yard. It dates from circa 1806 and was the office and workshops of the Ellesmere Canal Canal Company where pioneering civil and canal engineers William Jessop and Thomas Telford were employed in the golden days of canal and bridge building.
The buildings, equipment and related artefacts are nationally significant. It is a place where you can literally reach out and touch history.
The last remaining Shropshire Union 'Fly-boat' Saturn will be an additional attraction on tours from November-March. Moored onsite during the winter, the lovingly restored fly-boat will welcome you onboard and into the working lives of families and tradespeople since the days of the Industrial Revolution.
The 9th December is a special Christmas event running from 11:00AM - 2:00PM combining the tour with festive singing, making workshops and treats. All welcome, bring your friends and family. More info and booking info for workshops will be made available at this site soon.
Sadly we are unable to welcome your furry friends this time. But please do look out for other events where dogs would be most welcome!
Please note the tour includes some uneven ground and some steep stairs