Mother's Day at the Museum

Treat your Mum to a free trip to the museum.

Event details

31 March 2019

National Waterways Museum

Shropshire Union Canal


South Pier Road

Ellesmere Port
CH65 4FW

There's a whole host of activities at the museum to experience, and on Mother's Day, you can enjoy them all for free.

A Window on the World

With the help of 21st century technology we’re bringing Ellesmere Port’s 19th century history to life. Through this augmented reality, the people that lived and worked in the port return to tell their stories. Download the app search National Waterways Museum in either the App Store or Play Store.

Unlocking William Jessop

Discover the role William Jessop played within the area in the latest of a series of temporary exhibitions - Unlocking William Jessop.

Take the icebreaker challenge

Find out what an icebreaker did and test your skill as a boater by having a go on the digital icebreaker. Challenge your Mum to see how much ice she can break before time runs out.

Treat your Mum in our Waterside Cafe and Gift Shop

Waterside Cafe at the National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

Enjoy the canal views as you enjoy you lunch or a snack in the Waterside Cafe. Our shop sells a unique selection of classic waterway gifts plus beautiful presents, books and souvenirs for all ages. Every purchase supports the work of the museum and the Canal & River Trust.


Windows on the world at National Waterways Museum Windows on the world at National Waterways Museum