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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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Family day.

A great day for young and old.plenty to see and do.look back on the canal boats of years gone bye.food is available with all sorts of menus there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Brian P
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a brilliant place to visit? Especially if the weather is good (like today, warm & sunny) Staff were all really friendly too. Loads to see, just enough information about what's in front of you, so you're not overwhelmed, loads of interactive things for kids to do, & if you're into photography, well, it's just a goldmine of opportunities around... More 

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great day for young and old.plenty to see and do.look back on the canal boats of years gone bye.food is available with all sorts of menus there.

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1 Thank Brian P
chester
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

History of the canals is fascinating , lots to see lots to do and also interactive displays , good cafe and good gift shop , disabled friendly and child friendly

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being canal boaters we decided to take our boat to the Waterways Museum we travelled from Audlem to Ellesmere Port on the Sheopshire Union Canal a great sail in excellent weather conditions we arrived at the Canal Basin and decided to go into the Museum Basin through Whitby Lock and stay in the basin than rather stay on the visitor... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit , staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. Must admit ain't sure if I would enjoy it but I was pleasantly surprised.

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1 Thank Carol S
Towcester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

There's so much of interest, and some a wealth of knowledge from the voluntary staff. The trip on the boat down the canal was well worth doing too

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

we had a great visit, enjoyed the boat trip up the canal (but wished the person doing the talking remembered some people facing the other way (one persons right is another persons left!)), excellent mooch around the boats and the other buildings. pity that a few things were not working or plugged in. Could do with updating.

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1 Thank Ejspencer
Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Most boats go to Chester and turn round there. We went on to the museum and were amazed how quiet and peaceful the canal is once through Chester. We moored for the night in the lower basin for the price of our admission tickets. The museum is extremely interesting and well explained. The rotting wooden boats are a bit sad... More 

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2 Thank Keith E
Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The next time i come, my wife will be with me, as this day was a Gentlemans day & what a lovely place this is. A little hidden gem in a town with so much history. Thank you for a lovely day. So much to do & take part in.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We decided to visit the museum site on Bank Holiday Monday expecting it to be pretty busy given the beautiful sunny weather. We arrived around 11 and made our way from the car park to the entrance and then to the reception desk. The cost per adult was £6 with a further £2 if you wanted to take a short... More 

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