Opening hours

Until  4 November
Seven days a week,
9.00 - 5.00

But… Wednesdays
closing at 3.50

5/6 November

7 November to 20 December
10.00 - 4.00

But… Wednesdays to
21 November,
closing at 3.50

21 December to 28 February 2019

March 2019
Seven days a week,
10.00 - 4.00

April to late
October 2019
Seven days a week,
9.00 - 5.00

Site updated
15 October 2018


on the Shropshire Union Canal in south Cheshire

Canal Shop       Gifts       Needlework Shop       Events

Historic Boats

 the widest selection of canal books, maps and guides


needlework kits and crafts


Paintings and embroidered pictures by
Sheila M Webster
Permanent exhibition by Audlem artist

Canal Art
Permanent exhibition by one or two members of Guild of Waterway Artists, changing every 1-2 months

Until 4 November:
Christine Rigden and Dave Gardham

From 7 November to Christmas:
Sarah Pressland and Penny Taylor-Beardow

Handwoven Textiles and Spinning
Exhibition of work by Fiona Nisbet - meet Fiona on Mondays.
Until 27 October 2018

Gathering of Historic Boats
About 35 ex-working boats
Last weekend in July
Click here for more information

© Harley Crossley

© Derek McKelvey

© Derek McKelvey

© Derek McKelvey

© Derek McKelvey

Asset register of

horses and carts, 1918

Courtesy of the Burton family

Apart from the photo bottom left, all pictures show Audlem Mill as it was after it had closed, but before conversion (so they are late 1960s to early 1970s).  Note the loading gantry across the road.

The white building is the Bridge Inn, dating from when the canal was built in 1835.