The Canal and River Trust is welcoming the return of the Model Boat Show to the National Waterways Museum for the sixth year on Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2.

Model boat clubs from across the North West will assemble to display and exhibit hundreds of the best boats built by their clubs in the past year. The boats will once again occupy a large section of the canal plus one entire length of one of the locks displaying an extensive well thought out model dock system.

John Inch, general manager at the National Waterways Museum, said: “The Ellesmere Port Model Boat will be giving members of the public the unique chance to take control and try steering the boats for themselves.

“Special highlights of the weekend include boat races, steering challenges, free sailing, model boat building demonstration and the award for the best boat.”

There will also be multiple model boat traders selling parts and full kits as well as being available to offer advice on how to construct your own models.

Admission to the event is only £3.50 which includes access to the rest of the museum. For more information, contact the museum on 0151 355 5017 or visit .