Get up close and personal with the inner-workings of some of Birmingham’s oldest canal locks with the Canal River Trust.

The trust is hosting two open days at Farmer’s Bridge Locks in the city centre on 23 February 2019 to 24 February 2019 from 10am – 4pm.

Visitors will learn more about the repair work being carried out on the lock brickwork and check out the brand new hand crafted lock gates which were built at the CRT Bradley  workshop in Bilston.

A heritage working boat will be moored close by for visitors to learn about how life was for families who lived aboard the boat, and there will be old photographs of the lock, activities for children and a chance to get involved with Greening Birmingham, a volunteer project to grow and protect Birmingham’s plants and wildlife.

You will also be able to enjoy some towpath walks and talks and hear about why canals in Birmingham are such a great place to spend time.

The open day will take place next to Cambrian House, King Edwards Road, Birmingham, B1 2AN on 23 February 2019 to 24 February 2019 from 10am – 4pm.