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National Waterways Museum

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South Pier Road
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire
CH65 4FW

Tel: 0151 373 4373

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National Waterways Museum

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.

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.

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    140
  • Very Good
    134
  • Average
    37
  • Poor
    10
  • Terrible
    8

Recent Reviews:

  • pyro2016
    Blackburn, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    a looked forward visit
    2 of 5 stars
    23/04/2017
    We had looked forward to visiting here. Interesting visit to buildings especially the power house and engines and machines. My wife expected to see barges that were working not hulks sunk in basins... Read full review
  • 1256Rob
    Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A great visit to a very different attraction
    5 of 5 stars
    20/04/2017
    A group of friends visited the museum this week and were very impressed. We took a guided tour which started with tea or coffee, was followed by the museum tour and finished with a half hour trip on... Read full review
  • 472lindam472
    redditch
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely day
    5 of 5 stars
    17/04/2017
    This was an Easter gathering. We had a great day very interesting. Lots of boats there and plenty to see 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 2017 - 24 Dec 2017)
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

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