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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Take a trip back in time and discover Ellesmere Port Heritage, great day out, so much to do, and lots to learn about.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Visited last week with the wife and two grandchildren cost 19 pound for a family ticket, wife and kids loved it I never expected them to as I was the one intrested in boats we spent hours in there The food was reasonably priced the staff where excellent and polite in the whole place really enjoyed it And we will... More

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York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
12 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

If you want to know about canals, this is the place. Well laid out and informative. Plenty of indoor attractions. Boat trips.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We visited here with our daughter and our youngest grandaughter,we really enjoyed it.The Boat ride on the canal was great,staff were friendly and very informative.The museums and cottages were good.We had lunch in the cafe,food was very good and reasonably priced.We would visit again.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great layout of workshops & museums but sadly the workers cottages were being renovated so were not open to view. This was a day out for my elderly sisters, one of them used a tripod walking frame so that the slopes, paths & stairs were not the easiest for her to negotiate.

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Carlisle, Cumbria
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I had wanted to go here for years and when we finally went I was left thinking 'is that it'? Luckily we had buy one get one free entry so it wasn't too expensive. There were a few areas closed for renovation which surely they could have done that in the winter? The soft play was basically a big boat... More

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We went here on an indifferent day weatherwise, it was raining on and off during the morning. The man on the ticket desk asked if we would like to book the boat ride up the canal and back and we said yes. We had arrived at 11am and the boat trip was for 2pm. We imagined that we would come... More

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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a very interesting museum and short boat trip, gives a very good insight into what life was like on the barges. Allow about 3 hours for the visit.

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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