Easter Boat Gathering 2020

Event Date:
Start at 12:00 AM
April 10, 2020 - April 13, 2020

For the last 42 years, the colourful spectacle of the Easter Boat Gathering has marked the unofficial start to our season. The 43rd event, full of boats, music and more will continue this grand tradition. Organised by the Canal & River Trust, the Easter Boat Gathering 2020 will be held across the long Easter weekend at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.


Tens of boats will moor up across the museum’s seven-acre site. While boaters catch up on news museum visitors can stroll along the waterside, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a rare chance to get up close to beautiful historic vessels, lovingly restored by dedicated owners.


Music is an integral part of canal heritage and plays a major part in the long weekend, with some of finest folk artists planned.

…and more…

As well as the boats and the music the Easter Boat Gathering will be packed with inspirational workshops tours and museum activities for all ages.