This year is the 300th anniversary of the birth of canal engineer James Brindley who designed many canals including the Trent and Mersey canal.The construction started 250 years ago with the breaking of the first sod by Josiah Wedgwood at nearby Brownhills. The Etruria Canals Festival will reflect these important anniversaries with a gathering and parade of historic canal boats, events on the field, artist blacksmith demonstrations and much more.The museum, tea room and gift shop will be open from 10.30 to 16.30 with Shirley’s Bone and Flint mill in steam and operating from 12.30 to 16.30 with the engine starting on the hour from 13.00 to 16.00. Entrance the museum and mill £4.00 per adult or £6.00 for a guided tour. Young people 15 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult.The Canals and Rivers Trust will provide activities for children in the visitor centre.
The Etruria Competition
To be in with a chance to win a FREE guided tour of the Mill and light refreshments for 2 adults and 2 children at this event, just make a booking via our website, or over the phone for dates that span the 4th or 5th of June.
The competition will close and the draw will take place on Wednesday 1st June.
Good luck! 🙂