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Portland Basin Museum

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Address: Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA, England
Phone Number: +44 161 343 2878
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Description: Portland Basin Museum is housed within the restored nineteenth century...
Portland Basin Museum is housed within the restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne. The museum combines a lively modern interior with a peaceful canal side setting. It is an exciting family friendly museum, with something for all the family.
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Great little gem

Great place to visit with little ones, free admission and lots to see! They usually have arts and crafts on as well to take part in.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit with little ones, free admission and lots to see! They usually have arts and crafts on as well to take part in.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Another local place with lots of interesting history, a hidden gem in Ashton-Under-Lyne town not far from the Asda. to make a day of it there's some good walks along the tame Valley though it's a pity the council don't help to keep it clearer from litter

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Manchester England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent place to visit with or without kids. They have a walk through 'street' museum which is wonderful. There is a great cafe, lovely walks around the canal as well as ducks and geese :) What's not to love?

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Once again the summer holidays are here and it's been raining so we decided to once again visit Portland basin. It's such a brilliant little place. The old street scene that the kids can get hands in with is wonderful. The whole museum is very hands on and the staff are so nice! We spent another fun hour and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Kids had a fantastic time looking around and interacting with all the gadgets at the museum we had a trip on the canal boat which was good and we visited the cafe which I would recommend great food reasonable prices and friendly staff a good afternoon out

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Hyde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I have visited twice now, both times has been a really nostalgic experience. I took my Grandson the first time, he wasn't bored with it and asked lots of questions. The next time was with my Husband with a concert night

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Free entry. Perfect little museum to visit locally on a rainy day. Friendly staff. Hands on activities for kids. And extremely reasonably priced cafe, for a cuppa and a slice of cake. Completely disabled friendly and accessible for all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We tend to go to portland basin 2-3 times a year. Kids really enjoy there time even thou we've been so often. Enjoy dressing up in the play area. Lovely little cafe. The outdoors by the canal is lovely & peaceful.

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Sittard, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Ashton-Under-Lynn is just two kilometers away from Dukinfield were I stayed. There is a beautiful park from Dukinfield to Portland Bassin with canals from the Victorian Age and which are still in use.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This delivers a great service and a good choice of snacks and picnic items, fantastic to feed the kids or sit by the canal with a drink (non alcoholic). Lovely shaded seating area with a view of the canal boats, even got a visit from mummy ducks and her babies.

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Address: Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA, England
Phone Number: +44 161 343 2878
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Ashton-under-Lyne

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