We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Waterways Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port CH65 4FW, England
Phone Number: 0151 355 5017
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 188 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Glad we eventually visited the Waterways Museum

The weather wasn't brilliant in Liverpool during our last minute Easter break so we thought about going to the Museum. We had meant to do it many years ago but our son who was on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Misty55Gravesend
,
Gravesend
Add Photo Write a Review

188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Malpas, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We took our 8 year old Grandson here, we explored all of the site, had lunch and the half hour canal boat trip. He loved every minute of it. There are plenty of toilet facilities all around the site, Staff cheerful and helpful, a great day out and not over expensive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Really interesting attraction. Easy to get to, and good parking, although it was a quiet afternoon when we visited. All staff and volunteers were very friendly and knowledgable. There is plenty to see and do for all ages with plenty for kids to get their hands on. The barge trip was short and not hugely exciting, but the young man... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gravesend
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The weather wasn't brilliant in Liverpool during our last minute Easter break so we thought about going to the Museum. We had meant to do it many years ago but our son who was on holiday with us had flatly refused to go. So we did it this Easter and we are both so glad that we did!! Apart from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for somewhere to go for a day out that is full of history and things to see and do then this place is well worth it. Who needs mobile phones, we played for ages with all the old toys and games. Really interesting day. Everyone helpful, seeing all the boats was great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I did not know what to expect when visiting the National Waterways Museum in my old home town of Ellesmere Port. For years, I went past this place on the bus on the way to school and saw it decline. Now it is a marvel of national importance. You need a full day to experience all it has to offer.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dundee, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Lots of things to see, a great insight into the history of working narrowboats. The museum was an old fashioned museum in the best sense of the word. Lots of displays with information. With the museum part there was an area for children to play (we didn't have children with us.) There were a variety of other buildings, my favourite... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thailand
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
52 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A visit here is a reminder just how hard life must have been for the waterways families. A true insight into the lives and times of all those who contributd. Walk through the stables, the power house and drool over the resored engines. Take in the engieering mavel of the locks. In need of sustenance then go no further than... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Very informative, and thoroughly enjoyable day out. An attraction for all the family to take part in and find something to love and learn about

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We arrived at 10.30 lived locally for years however our first visit to museum, we was amazed at how much to see we went on the boat trip which was excellent very informative was our Bob . We had lunch in the cafe which was great value with plenty to choose from the food was cooked lovely and the staff... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wirral, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Both me and my other half visited her on Sunday 15th. We paid £7 each to get in and £1.50 for a boat trip. Is was great value for money! The boat trip could have been a little longer but I cannot complain at £1.50. There was a lot for us to do! It is in a fantastic location, nice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed National Waterways Museum also viewed

 
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
 

Been to National Waterways Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of National Waterways Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from National Waterways Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?