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Tooleys Boatyard


Tooley'sBoatyard-TheCreativeHeartofBanbury

Tooley's is a thriving centre, uniquely linked through history and innovative technology. Constantly striving towards advancement in services and ideas.
We provide a friendly and helpful hub of tradition and creativity.



History - The Famous Boatyard where L.T.C.Rolt's boat Cressy was made, now 225 years old the dry dock is used                           everyday.
  The 225 year old Forge, again is used daily by resident Blacksmith David Joy                                  
  The Belt Room, a belt driven workshop.

Tours - From Easter weekend every year we do regular tours of the Dock, Forge and Belt Room
Boat Tours - Every Saturday from Easter Weekend we run boat trips on the Dancing Duck.

Corpus Gallery - A Contemporary Art gallery, specializing in the best contemporary paintings, sculpture and ceramics.
  Making Art Collecting easy. www.corpusgallery.com

Innovative Technology- Astromount and Corpus Gallery based at Tooley's Boatyard, create bespoke commissions in the fields of Astronomy, Public Art and Sculpture.

Courses. - The Isis School of Boat Handling
  Blacksmithing , 'Have a go', Beginners and Advanced
 Sculpture, Clay Portrait Modelling (8 week evening class), Life modeling

Chandlery - We stock over 100 essential items for Boaters and can order within the week anything else.