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National Waterways Museum 2020

National Waterways Museum 2020

Situated in the old dock complex at the junction of the Shropshire Union and Manchester Ship Canals, the museum offers the visitor the opportunity to experience something of the life on the canal system in the days of commercial carrying.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


Canal & River Trust


South Pier Road Ellesmere Port Cheshire CH65 4FW

  • 0151 355 5017
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  • View website

Open days

Daily 30 Mar-1 Nov 1000-1700. Nov-Mar Tue-Sun closes 1600. (Closed 25 Dec-2 Jan 2021.)


By Bus: local

By Rail: Ellesmere Port / 0.5 miles

There are nearly 60 traditional boats, ten exhibitions, steam engines, period cottages, blacksmith’s forge and stables. Boat Trips.

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