Portland Basin Museum, Ashton-under-Lyne

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  • took the kids for a day out had a great day looking round.also fou d a small place at the back that do barge hire for the day so booked one for the following week.kiddies loved sailing uo the canal so...  more »
  • Portland Basin never really changes. Sometimes they'll have an exhibition on but other than that it's been the same for years. I suppose it's good if you've never been there before but once you've bee...  more »
  • The museum is amazing, the staff is very helpful and I can recommend this place to everyone!! I really like the point you don't have to pay for the entrance and everything is very professional and int...  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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