Easter Boat Gathering 2020

Easter Boat Gathering (c) NWM

For the last 42 years, the colourful spectacle of the Easter Boat Gathering at the National Waterways Museum has marked the unofficial start to their season. The 43rd event, full of boats, music and more will continue this grand tradition.

Event details

10 April 2020 to 13 April 2020 
National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
Shropshire Union Canal


National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
South Pier Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 4FW


Tens of boats will moor up across the museum’s seven-acre site.  While boaters catch up on news museum visitors can stroll along the waterside, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a rare chance to get up close to beautiful historic vessels, lovingly restored by dedicated owners.


Music is an integral part of canal heritage and plays a major part in the long weekend, with some of finest folk artists planned.

...and more...

As well as the boats and the music the Easter Boat Gathering will be packed with inspirational workshops tours and museum activities for all ages.

For the boaters...

Please complete your Easter Gathering Boat Entry Form and return it to the museum. For queries, please telephone 01513555017.

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