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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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    145
  • Very Good
    139
  • Average
    38
  • Poor
    10
  • Terrible
    8

Recent Reviews:

  • deboy1584
    Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    An interesting place
    5 of 5 stars
    14/06/2017
    Living local to here, I have very rarely visited. My recent I took my 6yo dd. She loved it. Seeing all the boats and the locks. It's quite an interesting place if you take the time to read and listen... Read full review
  • Alwaysonholiday53
    Berkshire UK
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Very interesting if you like waterways, engineering and old boats
    4 of 5 stars
    11/06/2017
    My wife and I decided to visit this museum whilst staying in the area on a weekend break and we found it very interesting. There are a number of canal boats that you can get on and look around and... Read full review
  • Lottelli
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Better than expected
    4 of 5 stars
    03/06/2017
    Had always seen the sign to here but hadn't come until this week! Was a lot better than I had expected- modern and set out really well. They have a cafe with polite staff and a good range of... 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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