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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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A very good attraction for all the family

We visited on Bank Holiday Monday, when a few miles up the road, the three ships were on the Mersey, so in the morning we nearly had the whole place to ourselves. Very interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We visited on Bank Holiday Monday, when a few miles up the road, the three ships were on the Mersey, so in the morning we nearly had the whole place to ourselves. Very interesting to see such an interesting industrial site, the cottages were excellent, and being able to look round a canal cargo boat was also very good. Lots... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It's worth a visit for the buildings and location alone. The building contents and displays are a bonus. To have the national museum in a place with so much industrial heritage is just great. Whilst the exhibits and displays are both fascinating and customer friendly we experienced information overload and will have to revisit to take in more. ( We... More 

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A very interesting place to visit,lots to see for the older generation,not too good for younger children a bit boring.but great for teenagers to experience what it used to be be like to work the camels.

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Excellent visit. They have done wonders with this site considering the derelict state it used to be in. A fascinating insight into working canal boats. The site is easy to navigate but you must be fairly able to enjoy it around the site. Workshops and housing from when it was a working port. The main museum section does have a... More 

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england
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went at Bank Holiday Monday surprised at the Car park not many cars on it Had a look round the shop interesting.Went into the museum and had a look round.The cottages were the best part.The boats themselves looked a bit jaded.Even with a concession price of £5-50 each We though it a bit expensive.Had a snack in the cafe... More 

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Wirral
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We liked the idea that you are free to roam and can take your time in areas that interest you most. On our visit two moored boats were open to have a look inside, we were told which ones at the reception desk. Easy to follow map is provided so you shouldn't miss anything. Free parking, ample toilets and a... More 

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Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We are a U3A Photography Group from Prestatyn & we had a brilliant day out. We were made to feel really welcome & the staff were so helpful & informative! There was so much to see & our cameras were really busy!!! We were also given a really good group rate! Oh & the food was good too! All in... More 

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Malpas, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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 

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Gravesend
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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 

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