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National Waterways Museum

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Address: South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port CH65 4FW, England
Phone Number: 0151 355 5017
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Industrial history day out.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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 

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Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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 

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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

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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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 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I visited on Friday 27/2/15. A fascinating place to visit. A very informal museum. Lots of boats/barges in various states of renovation. A lovely walk by the locks. And an indoor museum with lots of artefacts and displays. There is also a small row of cottages to look inside. There is an additional charge for a short canal boat ride.... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This museum is well worth a visit. The setting amidst well maintained buildings and canals is lovely, and everything about canal boats from cutting the timber to the bright decorative paintings and the lives of the people who lived and worked on the canals is there. I can't recommend the cafe, sandwich fillings were not marked on the packet but... More 

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New Brighton
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great place, excellent day out. Enjoyed the trip on the boat, we expected them to cancel as there were only the two of us booked for the trip. The trip lasts 30 mins and is an extra £1.50, well worth it as you learn more about the history of the port and the boats. Will definately visit again great service,... More 

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Malvern, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Perhaps we were lucky to find a February day, that was relatively warm and dry. There was so much to see, I don't think we saw it all and we were there 4 hours. The buildings had been excellently refurbished, especially the row of cottages. It was nice to find people working in the buildings, we had a good guide... More 

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Loved every minute of it, the museum is wonderful and a lovely café with a small shop there too,,, will be back asp..

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