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National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port

Welcome to our National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port, home to the nation's designated collection of waterways history.

Come and savour the peacefulness of being outdoors by the canal, absorb the history emanating 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.

Please note: We are very sorry to inform visitors that – due to unforeseen circumstances – the Island Warehouse will be closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. For more information, please see our latest statement.

Things to see and do

The museum is a great place to meet friends and family for an exciting day out. Don't miss our audio trail, outdoor play area, and wildlife to spot. With your annual pass, you can come back as many times as you like within a year.

Planning your visit

Day ticket prices

Adult (16+)£12.95
Concession (65+)£11.50
Child (6-15)£9.50
Child (under 6)Free
Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children)£31.50

Annual pass prices

Adult annual pass£23.50
Concession annual pass (65+)£22.50
Family annual pass£56.50
Child annual pass (6-15)£17.50
Under 6Free
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