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Tug Boats Gathering


05 May - 07 May 2018

School Holidays

Usual opening hours and admission prices apply for this event.

The BCLM UnChained Annual Pass is valid for this event.

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05 May - 07 May 2018

Join us this Bank Holiday weekend to see our tug boats.

Step back in time and see these incredibly rare tug boats put through their paces, pulling old cargo boats (known as Joeys) in and out of the canal arm. With a fully loaded train, each tug boat is capable of pulling up to an incredible 200 tons.

Celebrate these once common boats and the legacy of the canal network with a weekend of hands-on crafts, activities and fascinating talks as you chat to the skippers and tug boat owners about working life on the boats.

A great bank holiday weekend for all the family!

Plus, don’t forget that Mon 7 May marks the Museum’s annual May Day celebrations – bring the whole family along and take part in traditional may pole dancing, and craft your own Green Man Mask or May Crown. Who will be the chosen as May Queen of Jack of the Green? Join the procession to find out!

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What's more... all full priced day tickets are valid for an UnChained Annual Pass, giving you 12 months’ unlimited daytime visits for free!





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