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Porters Row Cottages, Ellesmere Port

Set just aside from the rest of the museum, Porters Row and its traditional cottage garden present a lovingly recreated picture of domestic life through the ages in Ellesmere Port's canal docks.

Photo of Porters Row Cottages, Ellesmere Port Porters Row Cottages, Ellesmere Port

Originally built in 1833 the four cottages of Porters Row are now dressed to recreate homes from the 1830s, 1900s, 1930s and 1950s - each with the decor and features of its time, from oil lamps to electric lights and from coal-fired coppers to early hand-operated washing machines.

Outside on the 'Row' there are cobbles and traditional street furniture including a red telephone box and postbox. The cottages look out over the docks and there are some modern developments in the distance.

Parking: Parking available at National Waterways Museum

Access Postcode: CH65 4DH

Filmed here: Peaky Blinders

Photo of Porters Row Cottages, Ellesmere Port

photo of Porters Row Cottages, Ellesmere Port

photo of Porters Row Cottages, Ellesmere Port

photo of Porters Row Cottages, Ellesmere Port

photo of Porters Row Cottages, Ellesmere Port