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

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Gravesend
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for somewhere to go for a day out that is full of history and things to see and do then this place is well worth it. Who needs mobile phones, we played for ages with all the old toys and games. Really interesting day. Everyone helpful, seeing all the boats was great.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I did not know what to expect when visiting the National Waterways Museum in my old home town of Ellesmere Port. For years, I went past this place on the bus on the way to school and saw it decline. Now it is a marvel of national importance. You need a full day to experience all it has to offer.... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Lots of things to see, a great insight into the history of working narrowboats. The museum was an old fashioned museum in the best sense of the word. Lots of displays with information. With the museum part there was an area for children to play (we didn't have children with us.) There were a variety of other buildings, my favourite... More 

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Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A visit here is a reminder just how hard life must have been for the waterways families. A true insight into the lives and times of all those who contributd. Walk through the stables, the power house and drool over the resored engines. Take in the engieering mavel of the locks. In need of sustenance then go no further than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Very informative, and thoroughly enjoyable day out. An attraction for all the family to take part in and find something to love and learn about

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We arrived at 10.30 lived locally for years however our first visit to museum, we was amazed at how much to see we went on the boat trip which was excellent very informative was our Bob . We had lunch in the cafe which was great value with plenty to choose from the food was cooked lovely and the staff... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Both me and my other half visited her on Sunday 15th. We paid £7 each to get in and £1.50 for a boat trip. Is was great value for money! The boat trip could have been a little longer but I cannot complain at £1.50. There was a lot for us to do! It is in a fantastic location, nice... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I visited on Friday 27/2/15. A fascinating place to visit. A very informal museum. Lots of boats/barges in various states of renovation. A lovely walk by the locks. And an indoor museum with lots of artefacts and displays. There is also a small row of cottages to look inside. There is an additional charge for a short canal boat ride.... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This museum is well worth a visit. The setting amidst well maintained buildings and canals is lovely, and everything about canal boats from cutting the timber to the bright decorative paintings and the lives of the people who lived and worked on the canals is there. I can't recommend the cafe, sandwich fillings were not marked on the packet but... More 

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