Opening hours

Christmas to
end February

Seven days a week,
10.00 - 4.00

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

Late October to Christmas
10.00 - 4.00

Site updated
16 March 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 Exhibition
Paintings, linocuts and photographs by
15-20 artists
18 March - 14 April

Needlefelted Animals
Exhibition by The March Hare (Nicky Harris)
16 May - 16 June

by Liz Taylor
24 May - 29 June

Canal Linocuts & Paintings
Exhibition by Eric Gaskell
16 July - 18 August

Gathering of Historic Boats
About 35 ex-working boats
28/29 July

What will you see at Audlem Mill?

Ground floor -

Gifts, canal guides and books set amongst the hoppers and chutes of the mill building.  You will find gifts for all the family for many occasions, and pocket money toys, as well as canal souvenirs and gifts, and the widest selection of canal books in the country (about 450 titles, plus many shelves of secondhand books).

There are also original canal paintings, from both established and lesser known waterway artists, and other works from local artists.

And we also sell Snugburys famous ice cream (and Walls too).

First floor -

Needlework and related crafts, with kits (e.g. cross stitch, goldwork, blackwork, tapestry etc.), a selection of fabrics for the various crafts, the full ranges of DMC and Anchor embroidery threads, specialist threads, knitting yarns and needles, and many other needlework and haberdashery items.

We have the full Abacus Designs range of nearly 200 cross stitch kits (of which about half are of canal and waterway subjects), and also canal related kits from other designers, including canal maps.

Runner Up, Stitch Retailer 2015, North West

Friday 23 March

The shop will be CLOSED

(Family funeral)