National Waterways Museum

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

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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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Recent Reviews:

  • peterw_in_Wakefield
    wakefield
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Dull, Dull, Dull.............awful!
    1 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 7th October 2018
    This place is so boring with absolutely nothing happening. We went on a day when they had advertised that steam would be on in the pump house. Got there and ....nothing! Walked round in 90 minutes... Read full review
  • Jill K
    Tamworth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    The National Waterways Museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 1st October 2018
    Well worth the visit, lots to learn about and see, staff very friendly, a great day out. There is some nice to eat, the food was lovely. Read full review
  • Grimbos1
    Grimsby
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Wear a good pair of shoes !!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd September 2018
    After reading the reviews on here we thought we would only be about 1.5 hours. How wrong we were. 4 Hours later and absolutely knackered we came out having had a great time. Firstly when we arrived... 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

Awards

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

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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