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Portland Basin Museum

Heritage Centre Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA, England
+44 161 343 2878
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great day out

took the kids for a day out had a great day looking round.also fou d a small place at the back that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
paul w
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Average Museum that's always the same!

Portland Basin never really changes. Sometimes they'll have an exhibition on but other than that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FrancescaLysaght89
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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. It is an exciting family friendly museum, with something for all the family.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Heritage Centre Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

took the kids for a day out had a great day looking round.also fou d a small place at the back that do barge hire for the day so booked one for the following week.kiddies loved sailing uo the canal some really nice views

Thank paul w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Portland Basin never really changes. Sometimes they'll have an exhibition on but other than that it's been the same for years. I suppose it's good if you've never been there before but once you've been there's no point in going again. There is a cafe...More

Thank FrancescaLysaght89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is amazing, the staff is very helpful and I can recommend this place to everyone!! I really like the point you don't have to pay for the entrance and everything is very professional and interesting. Thank you very much

Thank rolltogether
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. Much bigger than I'd expected over two floors and good representation of social and industrial history. Fair cafe too.

Thank kuepper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get to know the heritage and working practices from a few years ago. Lovely interactive displays for children of all ages. Plenty of staff to help and assist Nice waterfront cafe with tables inside and outside on the basin. Great place for everyone.

Thank Jamojam55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Portland Basin Museum on a Sunday afternoon. There were plenty of parking spaces and it was well sign posted. It was quite busy and there was a classic car show on which was nice. There are boat trips, a little cafe that...More

Thank Ruth A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum which is free :) the gift shop is very reasonably priced the cafe also . The canal boat trip was very enjoyable and the volunteers that ran it were very nice and friendly . A good day out for a family at very...More

2  Thank Belinda F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Sunday 23rd ...very impressed with the 1914 - 1918 street and the history of Tameside. Well worth a visit

Thank richiep1968
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Great museum and fantastic for researching local history too. On some days there are canal trips which are also highly recommended too

Thank MarkoPolo45
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a great learning tool for children and adults alike. We took our grand-daughter along to see if she could benefit from the experience. For a young lady of 30 months to love the place in the way she did spoke volumes! I learnt...More

1  Thank Ron P
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Mlf143
2 January 2017|
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Response from RnWP | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest it would be best to speak to them directly on 0161 343 2878
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Joan M
2 June 2016|
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Response from Leanne G | Reviewed this property |
You walk towards ashton centre from the police station and then you should see the sign post. It's not very far
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Joan M
2 June 2016|
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Response from Nathanael S | Reviewed this property |
A café
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