The Canal & River Trust Marquee


National waterways and wellbeing charity Canal & River Trust is delighted to be a part of Crick Boat Show, Britain’s biggest inland waterways event.


We look forward to welcoming visitors to our Marquee to find out about the recreation, health, and wellbeing opportunities available on our waterways.  And to learn about ways to support our #ActNowForCanals campaign, ensuring our network is secured for the benefit of current and future generations.

At Crick 2023, the Canal & River Trust Marquee hosted a ‘national treasures’ exhibition, shining a light on the 2,000 miles of historic and natural treasures in our care. We’ll have some examples on display of the 15,000 historic artefacts in our collection, as well as archive images.  And, following extensive restoration work, the Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne’s historic working boat ‘Sculptor’ will be moored in the Marina for visitors to see.


We’ll be providing extra information on our local East Midlands waterways.  Stretching for over 295 miles, these ‘national treasures’ include 11 reservoirs, over 1,700 bridges, culverts and locks, and two major visitor destinations - Foxton Locks and the Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne.


Visitors to the Canal & River Trust Marquee will also be able to try their hands at traditional canal arts, see how a lock works and find out what it takes to care for this fragile, aging network. There will be opportunities to talk to members of our boating, East Midlands and Museums teams, including some of our volunteers.

For more information about the work of the Canal & River Trust, go to, call us on 03030 404040 or email

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