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Portland Basin Museum

4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Ashton-under-Lyne
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Portland Basin Museum is housed within the restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne. The museum combines a lively modern interior with a peaceful canal side setting and is an exciting family friendly museum.

Step back in time on a 1920s street, as the sights and sounds of bygone Tameside are brought to life. Take a look into the kitchen and parlour to find out how we used to live. Explore industrial heritage and discover what life was like down the mines, or on the farm. Find out more about local crafts and industries and marvel at historic machines.

Younger children will love the Nuts and Bolts educational play area, suitable for children under 5.

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Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holidays 10:00 - 16:00


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL7 0QA, England

Phone number

0161 343 2878



Click here to visit Portland Basin Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Portland Basin Museum is wheelchair friendly.

No, Portland Basin Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Portland Basin Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.


Great place 4 out of 5 stars

This is a great place to go with the kids rain or shine! They run excitedly to the next bit learning history without even trying because it's so much fun!

Nanna W
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