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Banbury Lock Open Weekend Hosted by Canal & River Trust

Banbury Lock Open Weekend hosted by Canal & River Trust.

Visit Banbury lock during its refurb and experience being able to walk along the bottom of the chamber. Speak to the experts about how the Canal & River Trust tackle removing the massive gates and how each new gate is bespokely made for each individual lock.

Nearby you’ll find the oldest working dry dock in Britain – Tooley’s Boatyard. Its been building and repairing narrowboats since 1790. Tooley’s Boatyard will open up their drydock where you will be able to see a blacksmith at work.

Banbury museum is a short walk away and an interesting visit. They will be running children’s activities and demonstrating their model lock.

Refreshments will be available from Tooley’s Boatyard, Banbury Museum and the Mill Arts Centre.

Please wear sensible footwear i.e. trainers or flat shoes.

Dogs are welcome but will not be allowed in the lock.

There will be a space to leave bikes and buggies.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult to go in the lock. Unfortunately, the lock is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Time and date: 10am November 18 – November 19

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