National Waterways Museum

With its delightful waterside setting, flotilla of historic boats and fascinating displays housed in a fine collection of Victorian buildings, the National Waterways Museum is a great day out whatever the weather.

Walk across towering locks, watch swans and wagtails beside the canal basin and explore a world of warehouses, docks, stables and pump houses. The collection of narrow boats, barges, ice breakers and more is the best in the world.

Find out about the entrepreneurs, engineers and navvies who created the world’s first great manmade transport network and uncover Ellesmere Port’s pivotal role in the North West’s great industrial revolution.

Take a boat trip, pay a visit to the blacksmith, watch a narrow boat come in to moor and enjoy refreshments in the Waterside Café. There is a lot for all the family to enjoy at National Waterways Museum. 

For opening hours and further information visit the National Waterways Museum website.

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