National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port

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#5 of 27 in Museums in Cheshire
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  • August 18, 2017
    One of the best days out I've experienced for a long time. Stayed 4 hours but could have stayed all day. And will be back because the entrance ticket (very reasonably priced for the attraction) is val...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    A tremendous attraction telling the history of the local and national canals. The exhibits are very informative, giving clear and interesting details.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This is a great place to visit to learn about the history of our canals and waterways. There is a lot to see so allow plenty of time for your visit. There is also a really nice gift shop and cafĂ© on s...  more »
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  • Really enjoyed our few hours here. Was very surprised at the amount of time we sent there. Nice friendly staff and a nice little cafe. Free parking and ticket lasts for 12 months of unlimited use.
  • Great place to go with family.food is a bit pricey but is nice. The museum is interesting and fun. The fun part for kids was going on the boats and learning while playing games. The barge ride was ok and the old houses wer also very interesting to see. Would do it again.
  • Totally absorbing, historically and socially, with a vast range of visual material relating to the development of the town through its industrial and commercial connections, and in particular the influence of the canal system. Wonderful collection of canal artefacts and beautiful exhibition of lino cuts depicting canals and their environs.
  • Really enjoyed my visit here with some family recently - we had a great time and learnt a lot! will definitely be back.
  • A lovely little gem filled with quiet spots, historic exhibitions about the town and sometimes live performance events as well. As the Director of Chalice Media Limited, I can say our productions team love performing at the museum. We appreciate all the support offered by the staff there, who are friendly, accommodating and welcoming. Thank you all!

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