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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Good place for a family day (or probably a half day) out with easy access and parking. Plenty of different things to look at (boats / engines / old houses) to keep young kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Good place for a family day (or probably a half day) out with easy access and parking. Plenty of different things to look at (boats / engines / old houses) to keep young kids amused if they are interested in how things work or "the olden days". Boat trip is quite short, but I'd say worth doing.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Very easy access from the motorway located just off the junction .. large on site carpark .. the staff were very friendly and welcoming ... plenty of things to see and do ..we had a wonderful time . Very informative ...

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Peak District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

What a super day out. Took my sons (aged 3 and 5) expecting to be there for an hour or so and ended up spending almost 5 hours there! Staff superb and knowledgeable, and couldn't do enough to help, lifting the boys into boats and operating the locks (letting the boys push the gates, which thrilled them)! Little soft play... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This has been somewhere we have wanted to visit for a long time and we certainly weren't disappointed! On arrival we were welcomed by a member of staff who was keen to explain what we could expect and issued us with a site plan which was very easy to follow.Everything we saw was was exceptionally well presented in perfectly clean... More 

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Isle of Man
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

I though I'd spend an hour and stayed a lot longer. The staff were exceptional and both knowledgeable and very helpful. The museum seems to be "work in progress " and several boats are awaiting restoration. Nevertheless this is a fascinating insight into the once busy world of Britain's canals. Worth a visit.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Boat museum has easy, free, parking and is very easily accessible from the M53. There's a charge to get in and it does provide an interesting insight into local history, the interaction between the coast and the canal networks and the lives, and jobs, of people who helped service this transport hub through the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We moored in the basin and bought our tickets to explore the living museum. With plenty of time we enjoyed the various interactive displays as well as the reconstructed houses. It all contributed to providing a good example of life and times in the late 1800s to early 1900s The entry price was reasonable and you could spend as much... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Excellent day visit. History day was fun Enjoyed visiting cottages and sampling cheesecake which was delicious

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Wirral
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We've been here before, but always when there has been some sort of event. This weekend was a small multi time line, and all the performers were so friendly and well informed. We had a real surprise when we went in the cottages and saw people in costume “living the life” – loved the RAF chap reading the papers! Came... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Well laid out attraction,some historic boats in the water and a great history in the buildings as you walk about learning the history of it all.

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Additional Information about National Waterways Museum

Address: South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port CH65 4FW, England
Phone Number: 0151 355 5017
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Ellesmere Port
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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