Father's day out

Learn about the rich industrial past of Ellesmere Port on our cruise of the Shropshire Union Canal, followed by a guided tour of the museum and a special Fathers Day lunch.

Event details

17 June 2018

11:45am - 2:15pm

National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

Shropshire Union Canal


National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

South Pier Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 4FW

Float along the Shropshire Union Canal and learn about Ellesmere Port’s rich industrial past on this family friendly cruise.

Next stop is our fun filled tour of our National Waterways Museum’s enormous steam engine in action, followed by a visit to our worker’s cottages which serve as fascinating time capsule into the lives of those who worked on the docks in the industrial age.

We'll then visit the archive, which stores thousands of memories, photographs and relics of Ellesmere Port’s interesting past.

The grand tour finale will be a lock demonstration displaying the revolutionary engineering that enabled the UK’s waterways to thrive, which is always a hit with big kids and families.

The afternoon will end with a delicious lunch in our Boat Yard Café. Afterwards you are welcome to go off and explore the rest of the museum and historic docks. 


To attend the event you will need to buy or bring an annual pass. You can buy an annual pass on the day or call 0151 355 5017.

  • Annual pass holders: £5 for an adult and £5 for a child

  • Non annual pass holders: £15 for an adult, £11 for a child: this price includes an annual pass

Call 0151 355 5017 to book a space.  

Booking essential as limited spaces.

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