Address: National Waterways Museum South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW View on Google map
Opening Times: The museum is temporarily closed. Museum, grounds and cafe open Thursday to Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm from 20 May.
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, the main exhibition area. Disabled access and baby changing facilities available.
Come and enjoy the peacefulness of being outdoors by the canal, absorb the history from the Grade II listed buildings and learn about the lives and work of the canal people as you stroll around this seven-acre site.
The museum is a great place to meet family and friends for a wonderful day out. Make the most of your family pass which, for a standard admission fee, allows you to visit as many times as you like for a year.
Our café and shop are open to all and there is nothing more relaxing than sitting with a drink and having something to eat in our Waterside Café.
Once we are able to reopen, you will see additional safety measures across the site in line with COVID-19 guidance. We have been awarded the ‘We’re Good To Go’ standard to reassure visitors that we are following public health guidance.
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. Always 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 or download the itravel smart phone app - a free journey planning app for Cheshire West and Chester with up to date travel information, interactive maps and public transport timetables
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.