Address: National Waterways Museum South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW View on Google map
|Open Tuesday to Sunday from 5 November 2019 to 29 March 2020. Open 30 December and 17 February||10.00am - 4.00pm|
|Winter cafe opening hours Tuesday to Sunday||10.00am - 3.30pm serving hot food 11.00am - 2.30pm|
|Open everyday from 30 March 2020 to 1 November 2020||10.00am - 5.00pm|
Price: Adult (16 & over) £9.75. Child (6-15) £6.00. Child (5 and under) Free. Family £25.00. Concession £8.50. Your ticket allows you to return as often as you like for one year.
Toilets: In our café and in the Island Warehouse
Together with our sister museum in Gloucester Docks, and with your support, our National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port looks after one of the greatest collections of boats and objects in the world.
Using the latest interactive technology and hands-on exhibitions, you can truly experience what it was like to live and work on our waterways over the last 200 years. Plus, discover how canals and rivers are still making life better by water today.
Enjoy your day out with your dog. Well behaved four legged family members on a lead are most welcome in all areas. Dogs can join you for a drink in the café and treats are available too and we're proud to have been awarded Dog Friendly Business of the Year.
Have a look at our 2020 leaflet in advance of your visit here.
Details coming soon
As well as seven acres of green space and historic buildings there's a picnic area and outdoor playboat.
Look and listen out for the many birds that live here or travel through - pied wagtails, swans, coots, ducks, cormorants, moorhens - you may catch sight of a kingfisher or even hear a sky lark! Tempted to feed the ducks? Download our duck guide first!
By boat - follow the Shropshire Union Canal all the way to Ellesmere Port. We have some visitor moorings available in the docks
By road - follow brown signs for 'The Boat Museum'. And you'll find loads of free parking for cars, coaches and bikes. The coach drop off point is outside main entrance. And we have designated disabled parking spaces
By rail - Ellesmere Port station is a 15 minute walk. The local cabs should only charge £3 to drive you to the museum
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 - Ellesmere Port bus station is 20 minutes walk. For information on bus and train travel call Traveline on 0871 200 2233
Everyone deserves to get the best possible experience at the museum on a day out. Please refer to our access statement for more information before your visit.