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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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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

we spent time here this weekend. First we had lunch in the cafe it was basic but good with plenty to go around. the site has a map to guide you, but you can choose your own route around the exhibits. Other half enjoyed making the bucket move with the hoist!

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited here as a family with our 9 year old son and we all really enjoyed it. All the staff were happy and the venue was very clean and well kept. Lots to do and see in a pleasant surrounding . Highly recommended.

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Chester, England
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We were very disappointed by this visit. There was little to interest our grandchildren. The best bit was the row of cottages showing life at different eras. The boat trip was off (this in the middle of the school holidays) and it was not even possible to see the inside of a canal boat. Nothing interactive for the children. We... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Having gone there with 2 friends, canal experts, we spent a delightful day at the museum. Sadly rain came but this was no problem - as it was lunchtime and the café was excellent A ride on a boat was a bonus - something for everyone here and even if you only stay a short time, it is well worth... More 

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As I live overlooking the museum this could be a little biased! Look, it's a great place to visit especially on one of their "vintage/wartime" weekends. If you live in the CH65/66 postcode then entry is only £1.50 (take proof of address). That my friends is a bargain in anyone's world! The Porter's Row cottages deserve a special mention, 4... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nice place to visit, nephew found it interesting. We werent there for long. The historic cottages were interesting to walk around all in all, a pleasant trip

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Fantastic place to go with the family . Great history and local volunteers do an amazing job to keep this area interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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