Canalside Heritage Centre

June 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Canalside Heritage CentreCanalside Heritage CentreView from the balcony of the Canalside Heritage centre Canalside view towards RatcliffeCanalside view towards RatcliffeCanalside heritage centre view form the balcony towards Ratcliffe power station Old KitchenOld KitchenLeft as found and unrestored part of the old kitchen Roses and CastlesRoses and CastlesRoses and Castles painted artwork available from the shop at the Canalside Heritage centre Beeston Original items on displayOriginal items on displaySome of the original items on display Canalside Heritage CentreCanalside Heritage CentrePhotograph of the front of the Canalside Heritage Centre Beeston showing sunshine yellow doors  At Last, the long-awaited Canal Side Heritage Centre.


Was it worth the wait…….

Yes, although not 100% finished it has got to be seen. Ok so they haven’t got the signs up yet, so try any door to get in and the garden isn’t finished, but I tell you what. They do one heck of a grand cream tea.

I wandered up the stairs of the balcony and looked at the stunning view across the weir and towards Barton and the power station at Ratcliffe on Soar, very nice, I took a couple of pictures.

Then to the café for my memorable cream tea served by two lovely young ladies. I sat and pondered a while. Then had a chat to the manager and asked if it was ok to take a few photos for this review, she smiled and said “Of course”

Upstairs next after paying my £2.50 entry for the museum, brilliant just what I like, a timeline, what better way to tell the story of the cottage and the characters with some splendid photos old and new.

So what’s next, oh here we go another door, hello it’s a gallery with some fantastic photos of the renovation and more of the story. Back downstairs for some more photos and a chat.

Conclusively I shall be returning to see the finished garden and a bite to eat. Only one regret, I didn’t take a photograph of the cream tea for you to have a look, oh well just go and try one for yourself.



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