Half Term Holiday Fun

Welcome back, we've missed you. This half term we've got a few things for you not to miss at the museum.

Brand new play area at the National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port Brand new play area at the National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

Sunday 29 & Monday 30 May plus 3 to 6 June The New QR Audio Trail 

As you explore the museum you can scan the QR codes at various locations to find out more. The QR codes can be read on your phone using one of the many free QR reader apps available. iPhones will read the codes automatically from the camera app. The locations can be accessed in any order or you can follow the directions between points if you want to use them as the basis of a guided tour of the museum.

Thursday 3 June Family Friendly Lock demonstrations

Join us on one of our family friendly lock demonstrations. We're running four, half hour sessions throughout the day from 11am to 2pm. Please book at reception on the morning.

Friday 4 June Let's Paddle!

FREE canoeing sessions. As part of the National ‘GO PADDLING WEEK’, being out on the water under your own steam is a great way to relax and unwind while doing something new!

Friday 4 June Family Friendly Guided Tour 

Book onto a 45 minute family friendly guided tour around the site. Tours will start at 10.30am and again again at 2.30pm. Please book at reception on the day. 

Friday 4 June to Friday 10 August Jonathan Goldberg Exhibition

Jonathan Goldberg was selected as the Resident Photographer with the Canal and River Trust in 2019 and we are delighted to be displaying some of his collection.

Saturday 5 & 6 June plus 10 to 13 June National Lottery Open Week 

Enjoy free admission to the museum on display of lottery ticket or scratch card.

45 years

This year is extra special as we celebrate 45 years of the museum. You can find out more about where it all began in the 'Making of the Museum' Exhibition at the museum. Have you any treasured memories of the museum? Share them with us #NWM45 we would love to hear them.

WetLab \\ public works + Assembly

coming soon...

WetLab creates an opportunity for discussion and exploration, serving as a spark to imagine future ways of living on and around water, through playful experiments, workshops and cross-disciplinary discussions.


Last date edited: 29 May 2021