Visit Shardlow and its Heritage
Centre for a fascinating insight into this 18th century canal transhipment
port. Follow the village trail, on sale at the Heritage Centre!
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Heritage Centre is staffed entirely
by local volunteers.
Centre is managed by the Shardlow Heritage Trust which is a Limited Company
and Registered Charity
Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association (pdf file)
- End of October
Sundays & Bank Holidays 12noon - 5.00pm
and Admission is free.
We do rely on donations to cover our operating costs.
and/or group visits by arrangement.
is housed in the earliest of the canal warehouses and can be found by following
the signs to Shardlow from the A50 between Junction 24 of the M1 and Derby.
Once in the village look for the Clock Warehouse family pub. The
Centre shares its car park, and is in the Warehouse that lies between the
canal and the road. The entrance is on the canal wharf that is accessed
from the Clock Warehouse carpark. Postcode: DE72 2GA
The Centre is
accessible for the disabled and so is the Clock Warehouse.
The Centre was leased from Mansfield
Brewery who completely refurbished and equipped it at their own expense
as a museum for the village. Mansfield Brewery were taken over by Banks'
Brewery and are now part of Marstons plc
The Centre has
a small sales area where visitors can purchase reproductions of Edwardian
photographs of the village, modern postcards and other local souvenirs,
and of course the enhanced Inland Port History Trail (50p) - a leaflet describing the interesting
features and buildings as you walk round the canal port.
last updated on 8 March 2023
This web site is created and owned by Sheila Cooke, M.A., B.Sc., an
independent local historian.