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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    193
  • Very Good
    156
  • Average
    40
  • Poor
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Recent Reviews:

  • MHM800
    Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Very welcoming and dog friendly
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 20th June 2018
    Really delightful museum, very free to explore at leisure. Delightful old cottages beautifully restored and interesting workshops. The best thing for us was how free of restrictions and how very dog... Read full review
  • apollo12
    Macclesfield, Cheshire
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great Museum for all the family
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th June 2018
    Self guided tour takes you round the different houses and sheds where you can see how boats were constructed and how people lived and worked on the rivers and canals. There are some boats in dock... Read full review
  • 636dannyd
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 11th June 2018
    Excellent informative and exceedingly interesting. Lots to see and do and guides very knowledgable. Actual real original documents fro the birth of the canals. Really historic buildings and equipment. 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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