National Waterways Museum
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Average time spent – 2 hours.
Things to do at National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port review
The National Waterways Museum is in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. The museum’s collections and archives focus on Britain’s navigable inland waterways, including its rivers and canals. The museum includes canal boats, traditional clothing, painted canal decorative ware and tools.
Together with their sister museum in the Gloucester Docks they look after one of the greatest collections of boats and objects in the world. You can truly experience what it was like to live and work on the waterways over the last 200 years.
Using the latest technology and interactive displays and a little bit of magic you can transport yourself back over 100 years to when Ellesmere port was the third busiest port in Britain. The museum is on a seven-acre site that takes you through a dynamic landscape of Victorian listed buildings, docks, locks, stables, historic boats, cottages and canal basins.
They also run boat trips from the museum along the local canals. Or if you want to extend your visit further you could take a walk along one of the canal paths. From time to time they even invite horsedrawn boats to travel along the canal to take you even further back in time.
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Important Information National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
Eating – There is a Waterside cafe which serves hot and cold food and drinks.
Facilities in brief – Historical waterways museum on the canalside with docks, listed buildings, stables, historic boats, cottages and more. The museum has interactive displays. There are toilets and a cafe.
Entry price – *Mid-range / value for money
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs just under £10, children 6-15 are £6 and under 6s are free. Once you have purchased your ticket you are able to revisit the museum for free for the next 12 months. There is free on-site parking.
Opening: The museum is open almost all year round except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dog friendly? Dogs are welcome on a lead
Address: S Pier Rd, Ellesmere Port CH65 4FW, Cheshire, England. Phone: 0151 355 5017
Category – Museum – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
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