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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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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I found this a little disappointing with nothing very exciting to write about. However, the cafe was good and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. I think being a canal enthusiast, I was expecting something more .

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

the museum was an eyeopener, did not realize how big it was. found it all very interesting even though live on a narrow boat myself

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have visited the National Waterways Museum several times over the years, but on this occasion it formed par to four 2 week long canal boat holiday. we travelled to Ellesmere Port via Chester, and witnessed some very beautiful and some not so beautiful sites from the scenic views of Chester and suburbs to the urban sprawl of motorway overpasses... More

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Enjoyed the visit immensely especially the canal cottages furnished as they would have been in the 1900, 30s and 50s. The staff were so welcoming and friendly. Not sure it would be suitable for less infirm and fortunately for us the weather was good as a lot of the exhibits are outside. Perfect location for cats so a few rescue... More

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Gravesend, Kent
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited on a general Liverpool trip but my Mum was bought up here in the 30's-40's. The museum was fantastic and an excellent light on how they lived then, very educational. We went as a couple but I could imagine our two grandchildren finding it as fascinating as we did. There is also an excellent on site cafe/restaurant too.... More

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wales
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Has been lovely, the last couple of years, being able to buy an annual ticket to this attraction. We have enjoyed visiting several time every year for the past couple of years. There is a very reasonable cafe, with freshly cooked food & gift shop which has something in everyone's price range. So sad to no longer be able visit... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What a way to spend an afternoon. Excellent history of the local area with plenty of room to mill around. If you have a few hours to unwind then go here. Very peaceful and relaxing

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england
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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