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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

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 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    171
  • Very Good
    148
  • Average
    39
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    8

Recent Reviews:

  • Michael T
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Too expensive
    2 of 5 stars
    28/11/2017
    When I think that you can go round the Natural History Museum for free, then being charged £9.50 for this museum is extortionate. The layout is poor insofar as you get guided through some... Read full review
  • malcolm_karen51
    Mirfield, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Excellent museum visit
    5 of 5 stars
    17/11/2017
    My husband and I had a brilliant visit to this first class canal museum. We arrived about 11:00 and still had not seen all we wanted to by 14:45, when we had to leave. The extensive outdoor museum... Read full review
  • donnison44
    Grantham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Really Interesting Museum
    4 of 5 stars
    11/11/2017
    This museum is spread over several buildings as well as having canal boats to go on. We were surprised at the tiny space for a family to live compared to the size of the boat. The museum is very good... 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

Special Offers

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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16/12/2017 - 17/12/2017

22/12/2017 - 24/12/2017

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