Groups and school visits

Whether it’s a class-load of curious kids or your local pub quizzers genning up on some Canal trivia, we can help you make it a day to remember at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port.


Great for groups of all ages and sizes, the National Waterways Museum:

  • is an inspiring site, rich with historic buildings and wildlife
  • new hands-on interactive and augmented reality areas
  • has amazing collections and fascinating displays
  • offers curriculum related support materials for teachers
  • café and wet-weather picnic area
  • complete risk assessments
  • free coach parking
  • add a boat trip on our narrowboat 'Centaur' to your day

Free pre-visit tour

We offer free teachers visits for you and a colleague to help plan your visit. A member of our bookings team will be happy to meet with you and help you plan a great adventure for your class. Please contact the museum to arrange this.

Bookings and information

To discuss your visit and learning needs:

Entrance, per child £4.00
Reduced entrance (local rate) per child £1.50
Teachers/Accompanying Adults Free
Activity Sessions, per child £1.00
Learning tours, per child £1.00
Demonstrations, per child £1.00
Boat trip, per child £1.00
Explorers Backpack Trail Free
Coach tour groups discounts Call for details

Last date edited: 29 September 2017