- Museums and Art Galleries
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.
Image "Make Stuff at Portland Basin Museum" copyright MadLab Manchester via Flickr / Image cropped vertically from original.
- Picnics Allowed
- Restaurant Onsite
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Baby Changing Available
- 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
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm