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National Waterways Museum

South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port CH65 4FW, England
0151 355 5017
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Congleton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We had Tesco Days out vouchers which we were able to use for admission to the Museum and also for a half hour trip a Barge. We arrived at 11am on Sunday 29th June, the Staff on duty were volunteers and very informative about the history of the canal and how life was lived. We had booked for the half... More

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely walk around the canal and spent all our time outside but didn't actually go in. We were going to have a sandwich at the south african restaurant , Jonquil I think it was called, and coffee bar but had missed lunch service by 10 minutes. There was only coffee and cake on offer so we just... More

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Cape Town is home
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102 reviews 102 reviews
8 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Really interesting museum with exhibits about the history of canal transport in UK, some working models of engines, a forge, and canal boats in various states of repair. Worth walking around to see the locks and enjoy the feel of the place.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Don't judge this until you go. Really enjoyed just taking a leisurely stroll around the museum. Weather was lovely and lots to see and do. All in all a wonderful surprise

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I don't normally leave bad reviews I try to see the positive but we went here this weekend I've been many times in the past when I was younger And remembered it a good day out so we thought we would go it was awful nothing was open the boat rides were not running despite being told they were and... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic day out, genuine social history, lots of physical objects that you can touch and feel. Especially enjoyed the historic boats 'President' and 'Kildare'. Buying a ticket gives you access for a year - great value.

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Went on an organised trip with the Rhyl history club. We paid £7.50 each and with that we had a free cup of tea/coffee and biscuits, a guided tour, a trip on a boat on the canal and entry into the Museum, which was very interesting, although a few things such as the cottages were closed due to renovation, and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed looking around the museum learning about the narrow boats and their history. Especially good was a chat with someone from the museum inside a boat. He told us a lot about the boat people and how they lived. We went on a short boat trip as part of the visit, the commentary from one of the museum staff... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The museum is an excellent day out for all the family. The fact that the museum is set out in a very traditional way adds to the enjoyment and helps to understand how life was on the canals. I would recommend this to anyone as a good value day out, especially for anyone interested in British History or The Industrial... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Each year they run the 'Santa Special' barge trips. The grotto and barge are very well presented, and Father Christmas takes time out of his busy schedule

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