Anderton Boat Lift | Day Out With The Kids

Anderton Boat Lift

Northwich, Cheshire, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

The Anderton Boat Lift is literally a huge machine to lift boats from one river into another, it's so very much more exciting to see at work than the written word conveys!

The lower level houses the new exhibition, focusing upon the lift's history and the people who worked on and around it.

The exhibition is colour coded to specific themes, with a high interactive content and an entertaining cinematic centrepiece.

The lift control centre is located within the exhibition, enabling visitors to get up close and personal with the lift on its busy daily schedule.

Time travel through the unique structure on board the elegant Edwin Clark trip boat, journeying between the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal high above.

Feel free to browse the gift shop with its unique heritage and historic content, while outdoor decking offers fine views over the grounds and lift. On fine weather days, take advantage of the picnic areas, located in the impressive shadow of this mighty structure.


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6FW, England


Click here to visit Anderton Boat Lift's website
01606 786777

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Please see website for details


Free admission to Visitor Centre

General Admission
Adults from £8.25
Kids from £6.25
Family from £22.75

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