National Waterways Museum

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

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Tel: 0151 355 5017

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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.

Opening Times

Museum, Shop & Waterside Cafe Open Daily (6 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousMarketing Cheshire Dog Friendly Business of the Year - 2018 Marketing Cheshire Dog Friendly Business of the Year - 2018 2018

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Directions

Road Directions

Leave M53, jct 9 and follow signs.

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Recent Reviews:

  • frodshamgirl
    Chester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A Great Place to Visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 17th April 2019
    Fantastic museum, so much to see and very reasonable entry price. Once bought your ticket will last for 12 months giving you lots of free repeat visits. Great displays which change and one can have a... Read full review
  • emmanicola
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Lots to see and do for all ages
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 19th April 2019
    Very impressed by the waterways museum. We cycled from Chester intending just to visit the cafe for a break but the museum looked great so paid to look around while we were there and I was amazed at... Read full review
  • 722bill
    Conwy County, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Absolutely Fabulous
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 20th April 2019
    We only chanced on this by seeing it on the BBC news. What a great day out. The staff were friendly and helpful. The prices ( £8.50 for us seniors!) for as many returns as you want is great value. We... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

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

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

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

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • Indoor Attraction
  • Marketing Cheshire Member
  • Outdoor Attraction

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

Contact Us

Tel: 0151 355 5017

Tel: 0151 355 5017

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