Portland Basin Museum, Ashton-under-Lyne

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  • loads of interactive things to do for the kids, was great to see 'the street of yesteryear tow up/down spent a good few hours here. We liked the old school room. Will be back sooooon.  more »
  • Visited the museum with my 6 year old... lovely little place with lots of interactive bits and pieces. Enjoyed doing the quiz as we were walking around and trying on the hats. Small but nice for an ho...  more »
  • Came here with my daughter and granddaughter what a great museum , especially being free It was lovely to see how people used to live and there is plenty of activities for children my granddaughter lo...  more »
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  • A good museum with a cafe. Has boat rides operated by 3rd party trust, however the boat ride is down a less than attractive section of the canal with no information given. The paths and banks and canal itself is full of litter. The museum itself is well kept and well presented, the staff do not seem very bothered about it or the visitors though. The museum was free. The most friendly staff are to be found in the cafe. Was worth going but if we go again we would not do the boat trip.
  • Lovely place for all the family. An excellent museum with a little shop, house, school and pub all in a terraced row which take you back in time. Nice cafe for a meal or a drink and sit by the side of the canal. There is a short canal boat trip available from here most days st a very reasonable cost.
  • Great for learning about loval history, cafe food is nice but not cheap; would definitely recommend taking a picnic
  • Surprising little gem tucked out the way. Great friendly staff throughout, nice cafĂ© with outdoor and indoor tables. Canal trips, walks, and a lovely museum.
  • Really enjoyable museum, with a good mix of exhibits. Nice few hours out and free parking to boot.

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