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National Waterways Museum

South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW

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Tel: 0151 373 4373

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About Us

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.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£9.75 per ticket
Child (6-15)£6.00 per ticket
Concession & Family Adult£8.50 per ticket
Under 5Free

Your ticket allows you to return as often as you like for one year.

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Directions

Road Directions

Leave M53, jct 9 and follow signs.

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Recent Reviews:

  • michaelsmith199
    Castletown, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    National Waterways Museum and Cafe
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 19th May 2018
    I Visited the Museum with some friends and was pleased to find it had been tided up since our last visit there a few years ago all the semi-submerged boats had been lifted and stored away for further... Read full review
  • JDavidJLiverpool
    Liverpool
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    A very interesting couple of hours at a well presented site.
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 7th May 2018
    Glad we followed our friend's recommendation It is a ten minute walk from Ellesmere Port station (Merseyrail Wirral Line), though there was a taxi outside the station, so I could have been... Read full review
  • matt_tee1970
    Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great day out!
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 30th April 2018
    Great place to take children and adults alike. Learn all about the history of the town and be interactive with the displays. Craft shops on site make an added bonus. All in all a fun day out! 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

Opening Times

Museum, Shop & Waterside Cafe Open Daily (1 Jan 2018 - 24 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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

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