National Waterways Museum

Unlock the wonders of our waterways at National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port. With its delightful waterside setting, flotillas of historic boats and fascinating displays housed in fine Victorian buildings, the museum is a great day out whatever the weather. Visitors can take a boat trip through an industrial landscape, visit the museum blacksmith and explore traditional narrow boats and homes through the ages, complete with cottage gardens. There are family activities every school holiday and events from the Easter Boat Gathering to Santa Cruises. As well as the waterside café visitors will find lovely places for picnics throughout the site. South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 4FW. Prices: Adult £6.50, conc £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under 5s and Annual Pass holders free. Open daily, 10am to 5pm. For information visit or call 0151 373 4373.