Retford Heritage Day and Historic Narrowboat Gathering

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The staff at Retford Tourist Information Centre and Retford Civic Society are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the town this Saturday 10 September for the Heritage Open Day.

This year there will also be a Historic Narrowboat Gathering around The Wharf on both Saturday and Sunday organised by The Chesterfield Canal Trust. They are expecting lots of old boats and they‘ll also be doing their usual boat trips along one of the most beautiful canals in Nottinghamshire.

Trips on the Seth Ellis will take place from the Bay Tree Restaurant every hour on the hour from 10am to 4pm. Each trip lasts approximately 50 minutes and you’ll get to see at first hand how the lock system works. To cap the atmosphere at Town Lock, you’ll find a beer festival at the Rum Runner pub.

On Saturday many of the historic buildings around Retford will be open to the public as part of the UK wide Heritage Open Days campaign supported by English Heritage.

See undiscovered gems, experience guided tours of the museum and theatre, take part in a photography competition and receive exclusive behind-the-scenes talks about the history and heritage of the town.

You can visit Retford’s churches, museum and Trinity Hospital were the Brethren’s accommodation can be viewed. There’s a busy railway station on show, with many surviving interior fittings, complete with a model railway in The Bassetlaw Railway Society’s clubrooms.

If that is not enough to get you to visit, how about a Heritage bus trip from the museum or a stroll around beautiful, award winning, King’s Park?

For further information about what’s on this weekend, contact Retford tourist information centre to pick up an event leaflet or pop in on Saturday morning at

Retford Tourist Information Centre

Bassetlaw Museum

40 Grove Street



DN22 6LD

Tel.: 01777 860780

Look forward to seeing you in Retford on Saturday for a great day out with lots of things to do.

Posted on 06 September 2011
Featured author: melissa.gueneau

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