Horse transport was an integral part of getting goods from one place to another during the nineteenth century. Horses were used as draught animals hauling narrow boats loaded with goods on the canal. They would drag coal carts, pull trams, carriages and milk floats, as well as delivering wagons and fire engines.
Come and meet Danny the horse in Carter’s Yard and learn about his role and handle harnesses, buckles and horse brasses.
Make the most of your visit and arrive at 10am when the Museum opens and explore the 26 acre site at your own pace. Why not enjoy award winning fish and chips, and then meet in the main visitor reception for the tour at 2pm.
Don’t forget your unchained Annual Pass, pay for one day and visit for 12 months (T&C apply).
[Image: Danny, a large a brown and white horse, stands by a brick house. He is being ridden side-saddle by a woman in dark green Victorian costume.]