We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Planning your visit

Find out how to find us, when we're open and what to do when you get here.

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Opening times   
1 April to 5 November 10.00am to 5.00pm 
From 6 November 

10.00am to 4.00pm Tuesday to Sunday. 
Closed on Mondays.

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The ticket price is your annual pass. It now allows you to return as many times as you like during a 12 month period.

 Adult (16 & over) £9.75  
 Concession £8.50  
 Child (6-15) £6.00  
 Child (5 and under) Free  
 Family of 4 (2 ad + 2 ch) £25.00  

This includes all events and temporary exhibitions, excluding evening ticketed performances and Santa Cruise.

How to find us

National Waterways Museum
Ellesmere Port
South Pier Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 4FW

Call: 0151 355 5017 or 0151 373 4373

By road

From junction 9 on the M53 follow brown signs for 'The Boat Museum'.

By rail

Fifteen minutes walk from Ellesmere Port station. Merseyrail half-hourly service from central Liverpool and stations on the Wirral. King Kabs of Ellesmere Port - 0151 355 6331 - would charge around £3 to be driven to the museum from the railway station.

By bike

The towpath alongside the Shropshire Union Canal runs right up to the museum. (And one of our favourite ways to travel, just remember to Share the space!)

By bus

Twenty minutes walk from Ellesmere Port bus station. Wide range of services including from Caernarfon, Chester, Liverpool, Neston, Runcorn and Wirral. For information on bus and train travel call Traveline on 0871 200 2233.


You'll find loads of free parking for cars, coaches and bikes. The coach drop off point outside main entrance. And we have designated disabled parking spaces.

Last date edited: 1 September 2017