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National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port

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  • Living local to here, I have very rarely visited. My recent I took my 6yo dd. She loved it. Seeing all the boats and the locks. It's quite an interesting place if you take the time to read and listen ...  more »
  • My wife and I decided to visit this museum whilst staying in the area on a weekend break and we found it very interesting. There are a number of canal boats that you can get on and look around and lot...  more »
  • Had always seen the sign to here but hadn't come until this week! Was a lot better than I had expected- modern and set out really well. They have a cafe with polite staff and a good range of snacks. W...  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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