MODEL boats will fill the National Waterways Museum basin for a fair.

The museum will host the annual Model Boat Fair on Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3.

Organised by the Ellesmere Port based Museum and Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club, the weekend will see the museum basin and locks taken over by radio-controlled boats, which will demonstrate their owner’s skills at both model making and boat piloting.

There will also be exhibitions of model boats and stalls from traders with all the latest parts.

To celebrate the beginning of the new season at the National Waterways Museum, it is a half-price weekend, with entrance costing £3.

Museum marketing manager Oliver Briscoe said: “This event is the traditional start of the year for us and it’s a fascinating weekend, contrasting our heavy metal collection of historic boats with the models on show, both the detailed miniatures and the remote control boats out on the water.”