Stourport Heritage

Stourport Canal Basins are firmly back on the map thanks to a major heritage initiative that is transforming the site into an interactive attraction for local people and visitors alike.

The Tontine Stable Heritage Room is accessible during events, where visitors can discover about the growth of the canal basins and some of the animals that worked on site. “Brindley’s Brainwaves” a trail leaflet produced by Canal and River Trust which provides a wealth of information about Stourport Basins, is available from the Tontine Stable Heritage Room and The Windlass Cafe.


A re-enactment as part of Brindley 300 event


Canal & River Trust Heritage Working Boat Group on Scorpio in Canal Basins

Guided walks and heritage room tours are also available, by prior appointment. New for 2017 we will be offering group trips on heritage working boat Bramble. We can take up to 12 passengers per trip. If you would like any additional information or would like to make a booking please contact Eliza on 07850 784895 or [email protected].

The other Heritage Room, the Old Ticket Office will be open at events and at published times/dates. Both rooms are opened to groups and schools by appointment and group bookings for costume guided walks (which usually include an opportunity to view the heritage rooms) are welcomed.

All guided walks and trips are run by Stourport Forward Ltd, a not for profit organisation - donations are welcome.

Visitors can also discover more about the canal basins and some of the trades that grew as a result of the arrival of the canal at the Old Ticket Office Heritage Room, York Street.


Inside Working Heritage Boat Bramble


James Brindley and John Fennyhouse Green Re-enactment

Stourport History Online

Albert Mogg is making history come alive through YouTube by posting his historic videos to the internet channel.

Albert made a series of films between 2002 and 2007 and has always been enthusiastic about making sure our history is accessible. You can see his films about the Tontine, the Town Clock, the Methodist Church and other local events at: below you’ll find the link to subscribe to Albert’s YouTube channel and a link to one of the videos. If you would like to contact Albert you can do so by emailing: [email protected]

To watch Albert’s latest video about Stanley Baldwin please follow the link below: