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National Waterways Museum

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South Pier Road
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire
CH65 4FW

Tel: 0151 373 4373

National Waterways Museum

About

Unlock the wonders of our waterways at National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port.

With its delightful waterside setting, flotillas of historic boats and fascinating displays housed in fine Victorian buildings, the museum is a great day out whatever the weather.

Visitors can take a boat trip through an industrial landscape, visit the museum blacksmith and explore traditional narrow boats and homes through the ages, complete with cottage gardens.

There are family activities every school holiday and events from the Easter Boat Gathering to Santa Cruises. As well as the waterside café visitors will find lovely places for picnics throughout the site.

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    128
  • Very Good
    128
  • Average
    34
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    7

Recent Reviews:

  • FlorianFY
    Bispham, United Kingdom
    A nice museum if a little faded
    3 of 5 stars
    27/09/2016
    Visited mid week with friend and was little dispapointed if truth be told, perhaps it was mid week, perhaps it was because it was late September but the place was quiet. The musuem has the air of an... Read full review
  • shirlsasinger
    Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A trip out with my youngest grandson
    5 of 5 stars
    14/09/2016
    I had worked at the National Waterways Museum (then called The Boat Museum), over 30 years ago. I had not visited in a long time so decided to take my youngest grandson to visit. He had an amazing... Read full review
  • gazken1981
    Southport, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Good morning out
    4 of 5 stars
    13/09/2016
    I took my 10 & 2 year old to visit here and it was a pleasant few hours of exploring and learning about the local waterways. The actual place was a lot bigger than I expected. Parking is free and... Read full review

Facilities

Provider Features

  • Indoor Attraction
  • Marketing Cheshire Member
  • Outdoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Leave M53, jct 9 and follow signs.

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Opening Times

Museum, Shop & Waterside Cafe Open Daily (1 Jan 2016 - 24 Dec 2016)
DayTimes
Monday10:0016:00*
Tuesday10:0016:00*
Wednesday10:0016:00*
Thursday10:0016:00*
Friday10:0016:00*
Saturday10:0016:00*
Sunday10:0016:00*

* The Museum, shop and cafe closed from Christmas Day to 2 January.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£6.50 per ticket
Child (5-16)£4.50 per ticket
Concession & Family Adult£5.50 per ticket
Under 5Free

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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