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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  • Went with family as a nostalgic trip. Used to visit with my dad over 10 years ago. The place hasn't changed much at all, which I couldn't quite figure out if it was a good or bad thing. Was nice seeing everything I remember plus a couple new exhibits. They used to do canal boat rises which I'm guessing are only in the summer. The cafe was nice and good prices for a very large cappuccino too. Pleasant and free day out really. Can't ask for more.
  • Excellent venue and staff. 'Streets ' of shops and past memorabilia. Excellent for children of all ages and family visits. Free crafting sessions dress up area and narrow boat trips. Also range of sewing machines from the treddle onwards. Wish we had found this gem sooner!! Can't wait to go again..even without children ☺
  • Perfect rainy day out. Decided to visit here on a whim and glad we did! Lovely museum that is actually interesting and informative. Took our 18 month old who was interested in a lot of the displays, as well as the hands on activities and cute play area. Stopped for a quick coffee which was at the top end of lattes, delish! Will definitely come again in nicer weather as the outdoor seating area for the cafe looked lovely, overlooking the canal and barges.
  • Good canalside museum with lots of local industry exhibits. There are walk-in mock ups of bygone shops,pub ,chapel,schoolroom and home. An independant cafe serves freshly made food and drink; pleasant interior/ exterior seating where you can observe the boats,walkers,anglers & cyclists. Narrowboat trip are available. A boat restoration charity has moorings, with old boats in varying stages of repair.
  • Great museum with a range of different parts. I particularly enjoyed the section that allowed you to walk through the interior sets of WW1 houses and shops.
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