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National Waterways Museum

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Outside view of National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port

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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.

Opening hours


Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Closed from 25th December to early spring in February.



South Pier Road,
Ellesmere Port,
CH65 4FW,

Phone number

01513 555 017


Adults (16+): £9.75

Kids (6-15): £6.00

Under 6's: Free

Concessions: £8.50

Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £25.00

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