Canal Museum

The Canal Museum is housed in a former canal stable and first opened in 1977.  It is the only canal museum in Scotland.

On display are old photographs and documents that describe the origin, decline and renaissance of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal.  Boat models, original tools and equipment, and objects from the working life of the canal are also on show. Natural history information changes with the season.

For further information about the Union Canal follow this link: History of the Union Canal.

Photographs of plants found on the towpath near the Canal Centre

Historic Canal Photographs

Museum section of our digital archive