Kennet Open Day at Bingley 5 Rive Locks

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Kennet Open Day at Bingley 5 Rive Locks

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Come and see the Kennet at Bingley 5 Rise Locks!

A great opportunity to visit this floating museum before its return for the Bingley Canal Festival on 16th October 2016!

Kennet Floating Museum
View of the Kennet Floating Museum during a stopover in Saltaire

Sunday 18 September 2016
11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Kennet provides a hands-on interactive learning experience for people of all ages. It houses exhibits illustrating the social and physical development of the canal system. The boatman’s cabin contains a ‘museum in a basket’.

The Heritage Short Boat Kennet built in 1947 is one of the last unconverted boats which worked on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. It is operated by the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society as a floating museum carrying its “Cargo of Heritage” to open days, events and festivals along the canal.

Bingley 5-Rise Cafe
Saturday 17 September 2016
5.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.

Mike Clarke, President of the Leeds & Liverpool Society, and author of the recently republished and expanded classic text The Leeds and Liverpool Canal will talk about the canal and the celebrations being held this year to commemorate the bi-centenary of the first full passage across the canal.
Admission is by ticket only - £7.50 including refreshments available from the 5-Rise Café or the Friends of Kennet -
Please book early as number are limited

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