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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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Just lovely

Came here to entertain the kids for a few hours and enjoy the boat ride. The boat ride optional, is... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
Darnesha S
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an enjoyable afternoon

We had a leisurely sail from Portland Basin to Droylsden followed by afternoon tea. The food was... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“narrow boat” (14 reviews)
“all ages” (24 reviews)
“hidden gem” (16 reviews)
Heritage Centre Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA, England
+44 161 343 2878
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Came here to entertain the kids for a few hours and enjoy the boat ride. The boat ride optional, is 4£ per adult and 2£ for a child, family discounts available (for 3 adults and 2 kids we paid 13.50£). Our ride was 40 minuets...More

1  Thank Darnesha S
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had a leisurely sail from Portland Basin to Droylsden followed by afternoon tea. The food was excellent and good value for money. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. A bonus was that we were able to look round the museum as well which...More

Thank wilkinson80
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I really enjoyed a Sunday afternoon I spent recently in this museum. It is a hidden gem in the heart of Ashton. It is totally free and alongside the canal which is pleasant to look at. The museum is really interesting and comprises a shop...More

Thank Gail W
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent interesting museum with plenty to see and do with children. The café is great too selling freshly made sandwiches and good coffee.

Thank Dannykal
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Our first visit here with two of our grandchildren aged 6 and 9. Museums can be a bit dull for young ones but here there is a good selection of exhibits and artefacts, nicely laid out and described, with some good hands of stuff for...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I went with a group of friends and had a very enjoyable visit, the Museum is small but very interesting, Telling the history of the local area from the romans up to the present day, On two floors the first floor has a street from...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 18 August 2016

went here with my teenage daughters. really liked the old house and shops they had set up. my daughters weren't impressed by the school rules children were expected to follow in "the olden days"!!!. some interesting exhibitions. lovely to sit out by the canal on...More

1  Thank 70tracey
Reviewed 11 August 2016

visited with my wife on 10th august 2016 fantastic old shops set in the 1912-1915,cobbled street and good museum of the first war one,nice cafe able to drink or eat inside or out near the narrow boats and canal.the setting outside is wonderful if only...More

Thank birthdayboy66
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is a great facility for adults and children, it features an old street and lots of memorabilia. It really is very interesting. he café has lovely food and is great value with very helpful staff in the museum and the café. There is also...More

Thank Carole246810
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to this museum. The walk through the old shops is fascinating. My favourite parts were the classroom and the doctor's surgery.

Thank Paul B
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1 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
Joan M
2 June 2016|
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
Joan M
2 June 2016|
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Response from Nathanael S | Reviewed this property |
A café