Pumpkin Trail at the National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

This October Half-Term (Monday to Wednesday and Saturday) we will be celebrating Halloween at the museum with a pumpkin and potion trail and treat of spooky sights and sounds.

Event details

26 October 2020 to 31 October 2020

10:00am - 4:00pm

National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

Shropshire Union Canal


National Waterways Museum

South Pier Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 4FW

Find the pumpkins around the grounds of the National Waterways Museum and help our Witches and Wizards find the ingredients for their magical potion. Watch out for the spiders!

The pumpkin trail has been designed for younger children and the potion trail for older children. 

Open Monday 26 October to Wednesday 28 October.


Saturday 31 October will be extra special as we invite our young visitors to dress up in your Halloween costumes while enjoying time at the museum. Look out for our staff who will also be getting into the Halloween spirit and transforming themselves into all things magical for the day. 

This activity is included in the normal admission prices: Adult £9.75 Child (6-15) £6.00 Under 5s free Concession £8.50 Family £25.00. Admission allows you to return as often as you like for one year. This is a self-led Covid-19 secure activity to enjoy with your family. Our one-way system and social distancing rules must be followed to help keep everyone safe. 

Canal and River Trust pumpkin carved in the museum Canal and River Trust pumpkin carved in the museum