The Boat Museum Society meets monthly from September through to May, usually in the Rolt Centre at the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port.  Meetings range from talks, films and lectures by experts in various waterway topics to more informal social events.

Everyone is welcome at BMS meetings – you do not need to be a member of the society. These meetings start at 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated.

The National Waterways Museum (NWM), Ellesmere Port, hosts various events throughout the year. All these events will take place at NWM, unless stated otherwise. Volunteer help is key to the success of these events. If you would like to help please contact us for further details.


Friday 17 March BMS meeting.  David Hunter will give a talk on The Mersey Gateway. This is the story of the new six lane toll bridge over the River Mersey between the towns of Runcorn and Widnes, due to open in Autumn 2017.

Good Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April NWM event. The Easter Boat Gathering.

Good Friday 14 April BMS meeting. Graham Boxer, Head of Museums will welcome visitors to the Easter Gathering and  following this, Tony Lewery will give a presentation on  Aspects of Horse Boating. Tony is a superb speaker and has long been involved with encouraging horse boating. Sure to be a memorable evening.

Friday 12 May until Sunday 9 July NWM event. Water, Locks & Linocuts – Art Exhibition by Eric Gaskill.

Friday 19 May BMS meeting. Lapal Canal Trust – The LCT promotes the restoration of the lost Lapal Canal on the BCN, to make it navigable to Lapal tunnel from Halesowen and Selly Oak.

Friday 2 June until Sunday 2 July NWM event. Stilling the Flow – Art Exhibition by Jim Cooke.

Sunday 2 July NWM event. Bicycles and Boats.

Friday 11 August until Sunday 17 September NWM event. Changing Places, Film & Video Umbrella – Exhibition of moving images work.

Sunday 13 August NWM event. Horses at Work and at War.



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