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Portland Basin Museum

4 star Rating 4/5 (1 review)

Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor

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.


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Portland Basin Museum's website
0161 343 2878

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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


Free admission


Great place

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by Nanna W . 20.01.19

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!

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Portland Basin Museum

Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, England

4 star Rating 4 / 1 (1 reviews)

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