National Waterways Museum | Day Out With The Kids

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National Waterways Museum

  • Ellesmere Port
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

With its stunning location on the banks of the Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal, extensive in-door displays, boat trips and historic buildings, the museum makes a great family day out in Cheshire, where time slows down and history comes to life.

There's so much to explore from the handsome Victorian buildings, which house the museum's displays, to the locks and moorings vibrant with historic and visiting narrow boats.

With a year-round events calendar featuring everything from beer festivals to historic boat rallies, there's always a reason to visit.

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Opening hours

Summer

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Winter

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Closed from 25th December to early spring in February.

Pricing

Adults (16+): £9.75

Kids (6-15): £6.00

Under 6's: Free

Concessions: £8.50

Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £25.00

Travel & Contact Information

Address

South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW, England

Phone number

01513 555 017

Map

Website

Click here to visit National Waterways Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

The Waterside Cafe has lovely views across the canal basin site and offers a warm welcome. The menu includes a range of tasty sandwiches, cakes, snacks and light meals.

Yes, National Waterways Museum is wheelchair friendly.

National Waterways Museum has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

National Waterways Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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