on the Shropshire Union Canal in south Cheshire

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Historic Boats

 the widest selection of canal books, maps and guides


needlework kits and crafts

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday)
10.00 to 4.00

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

Late October to Christmas
Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday)
10.00 to 4.00

Site updated
15 June 2020

Canal Shop

We specialise in gifts and books for canal and boating enthusiasts, occasional canal users, and those who enjoy being by the canal.

We stock:

Painted canal ware (Roses & Castles) - by local artist Jane Marshall

“Naked” (unpainted) Buckby cans, horse nose bowls, and hand bowls (subject to availability)

Brass plaques of local canals

Brasso - big tins

Windlasses, mooring chains and ropes, anti-vandal keys etc.

Canal tea towels

Mugs, coasters, teapot stands

Lots of exclusive Audlem gifts - mugs, coasters, Wentworth wooden jigsaws, fridge magnets, jams and marmalades, fudge, shortbread etc.

Paintings of canal scenes

Original watercolours by local artist Sheila M Webster, and paintings by other artists. Prints of canal scenes

Canal and waterway books

We have the widest selection of canal guides and books anywhere.

We normally have over 450 titles available, including many out of print books, some reduced in price.  There are also many shelves of secondhand canal books, including some rare titles.  Please ring us for that elusive book!

Most books are available through our website - Canal Book Shop


Gifts for all the family - too many to describe - plus jigsaws, pocket money toys, etc.