Stourport Basins education website
Stourport town website
British Waterways Office
British Waterways Education Team
Stourport on Severn is an inland port, where exotic goods from the great seaports of Bristol and Gloucester were transferred and exchanged with manufactured goods and materials from Birmingham and the Black Country. Stourport on Severn developed where the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal joined the River Severn.
Historic Georgian buildings and numerous bridges, locks and canal basins give a fascinating insight into the life of an 18th Century inland port on the river Severn. Along the river there are river meadows, with green space for all ages to enjoy, not forgetting the fun fair! You can book a boat trip along the river, or use the Discovery Trail to guide your family around the Basins.
Stourport’s Canal Basins make a great educational day out. Self-guided trails, one of which explaining the contemporary art features can help to guide your group around these fascinating features. School weeks are organised each year, where local volunteers run guided tours and loan box activities. There is also a free Stourport Basins Education Pack for any school taking part in a visit.
Transport heritage site, Ship or maritime heritage site
This is a canal and riverside location and is accessible all year round.