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News article created on 24 September 2013

National Waterways Museum to welcome real ale fans

The National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port is preparing to welcome real ale fans to its three day beer festival in October.

The festival, organised in conjunction with Liverpool Organic Brewery, will run from Friday October 11 to Sunday October 13 and will showcase a range of 30 real ales and 5 ciders from across the country. There is an added bonus on Friday and Saturday evenings when there will be live music from Klaus Encounters, a locally based Umpah band. On Saturday October 12, during the day, the museum will have a number of cars visiting from the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain.

John Inch, general manager at the museum, said: “It is the third year we have run the event and each year has been more successful with more beers and more visitors. The museum is a unique setting so this is a great opportunity for beer lovers to also experience a little bit of local heritage.”

Good public transport

The museum has good public transport links, being only a few minutes signposted walk from the railway station and for groups who have organised a designated driver the museum is just off junction 9 of the M53. Moorings for the weekend are available.

Tickets are now on sale at the Museum at just £10 – which gets visitors to the festival entry to the museum, a programme and enough tokens for four pints of real ale.

The festival will be open on the Friday and Saturday from 12 noon to 11pm. On Sunday the museum will be open from 12 noon to 4pm.