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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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Sunny Day at the Museum

My husband and I had not visited the Museum for a very long time and our relatives had never visited. We have had several canal boat holidays so we thought that they would find... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Northwich, United Kingdom

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I thought that the museum was very scenic, but a bit boring. The cottages were nice, but would have been better if you'd been able to go upstairs

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had not visited the Museum for a very long time and our relatives had never visited. We have had several canal boat holidays so we thought that they would find the museum interesting. The weather was lovely, which helped but a good part of the museum is indoors so if it was raining, you could still... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Arrived on a wet Saturday morning meet in reception by a very cheerful and helpful member of staff. Provided with a map which was explained how to find each exhibition. Going round the out side we where quite disappointed until we reached the barge which you are allowed to board makes you wonder how they managed to live in such... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Overall very good, especially the display hall. Life on the canals is well explained and the cutaway barge is particularly good as are the canal cruise boats which are also on the top floor. We enjoyed the cottages which are furnished according to different time periods. There are many hulks awaiting restoration which although interesting give parts of the museum... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The boat museum here is superb, i remember visiting as a young teenager and loving it, but now as a forty something i decided to take my kids for the day, i am still interested in canals where as they were not, however they loved the day out and are still raving about it a week later, th cost to... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Gets you close to the canal system and the water safely. Helps you and the kids to understand how hard life was back then and how small a living space you actually had on a narrow boat that was used for commerce. See how a lock works. Learn how the canals once were the highways of the UK and how... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

If you have any interest in narrowboats/barges, and the canals, this museum is highly recommended. The information on display is very good, and well presented. My family of five particularly enjoyed going through the cottages, which stepped us back in time as we moved from one to the other. The boat displays are well done, and quite enjoyable. The one... More 

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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about National Waterways Museum

Address: 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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