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.
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,
01513 555 017
Adults (16+): £9.75
Kids (6-15): £6.00
Under 6's: Free
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £25.00
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.
No, National Waterways Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.
National Waterways Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.