News

The Yorkshire Waterways Museum

Goole museum at risk

Lack of funding leaves Goole Museum in danger of closing

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Hireboat on the Thames tideway

Thames tideway hire ban lifted

Narrowboats on hire will now be able to return to the upper Thames tideway, following the lifting of a ban by the Port of London Authority - but whether they will again be seen on the lower length through central London (as pictured) is yet to be decided.

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Graham Boxer

New canal museums boss

A former director of the Imperial War Museum has been appointed to take over as Head of Museums at the Canal & River Trust - and the Trust has also appointed a new Finance Director to take over this summer.

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April: Dates for your Diary

As we were unable to print our usual diary page in this month’s edition of Canal Boat magazine, please find a list of dates and locations for April in this article instead.

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Waterways

Cruising the Regent's Canal

How to cruise the Regent’s Canal over 7 days

At only 8.6 miles long, you could cruise the length of the Regent’s Canal in a day; but we believe the charm of the waterways is learning how to slow down not just literally but metaphorically too. We’ve devised a way to make the Regent’s Canal cruise last you a week, from the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal to Limehouse Basin, with plenty of things to see and do along the way.

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This could be your view!

Looking for a holiday? Here are six top places to go both at home and away.

Whether you’re a narrowboat novice or a lock navigating expert, we’ve chosen six of our favourite locations to take a canal boating holiday across Europe.

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Can you guess the lock?

So you think you are a canal boating expert? Test your knowledge by guessing the names of these famous British locks

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Birmingham canal reopens after engineers completed repairs.

Birmingham canal link reopens after repairs

Birmingham canal between Gas Street Basin and Salvage Turn reopens after engineers completed repairs.

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Canal Boats

The changes might allow people who’ve always wanted a boat to buy one.

Buying with your pension

Buy a Lamborghini under the new pension rules? We reckon the smart money under the new freedoms is on using some of your pension pot to buy a boat – so we went shopping with £50,000

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This could be your view!

Looking for a holiday? Here are six top places to go both at home and away.

Whether you’re a narrowboat novice or a lock navigating expert, we’ve chosen six of our favourite locations to take a canal boating holiday across Europe.

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Can you guess the lock?

So you think you are a canal boating expert? Test your knowledge by guessing the names of these famous British locks

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Even if you’re prepared to take the loss, your boat can still cause expensive damage

Helpful hints for boat owners

Owning a boat offers the ultimate escapism - but also some real issues for boat owners too!

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