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Interesting visit

I enjoyed our visit to this small museum. The houses and shops on display reminded us of our homes... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maurice L
Great free experience

It's 30 years since I moved from Tameside and as I had a few hours to kill, I went for a look, not... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sue C
Halifax, United Kingdom
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“local history”(23 reviews)
“all ages”(26 reviews)
“narrow boat”(12 reviews)
Portland Basin Museum is housed within the restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne. The museum combines a lively modern interior with a peaceful canal side setting. It is an exciting family friendly museum, with...more
Heritage Centre Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA, England
+44 161 343 2878
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed our visit to this small museum. The houses and shops on display reminded us of our homes 70 years ago. The ancient history of Thameside was imaginately potrayed in the exhibits.

Thank Maurice L
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's 30 years since I moved from Tameside and as I had a few hours to kill, I went for a look, not being aware there was a museum. What a great place. I learned so much about Tameside by visiting the museum. I particularly...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I attended over the weekend. It was great fun. The figures in the museum have such lifelike faces and eyes, very well made. I particularly liked the exhibits where you can literally step back in time into an old fashioned sitting room,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cant believe I've only just discovered this wonderful place. Lovely cafe, nice exhibits and the optional canal boat ride was brilliant. Free entrance, loads of parking and £4 for the canal boat ride which lasts about 45 minutes (£2 for children)

Thank Paddy1303
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are so lucky to have facilities like this on our doorstep!! What better way is there to keep in touch with the local roots and learn about Tameside’s heritage.

Thank Adam F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

super day out, very good value for money, lots to see and do, and we were lucky the weather was fantastic so the water looked amazing. Kids enjoyed and didnt get bored, good 3/4 hours here.

Thank paulgresty1987
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a great place for young and old alike. I'd forgotten just how much there was to see and do there. Lots of informative displays and the best bit...it's free!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place to visit for young and old!! Free entry. Staff were running a little competition on the day we went for the kids to do as they looked around. Being born and raised in Tameside it was great to look at our history...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to spend a couple of hours for free. We went on a rainy day so it was good to find somewhere inside. Interesting for both adults and children. Had fun using the activity sheets provided.

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day out today it's a lovely place to visit showing how people used to live and what they had which wasn't a lot. It's free which is even better cafe there is really nice as well. There is also a small picnic...More

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Hayley P
9 May 2018|
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Response from steven b | Reviewed this property |
Yes,you can park at the front or the street at the side,guess it all depends on the day & time you go?..
1 January 2017|
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Response from RnWP | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest it would be best to speak to them directly on 0161 343 2878
Joan M
2 June 2016|
Response from Leanne G | Reviewed this property |
You walk towards ashton centre from the police station and then you should see the sign post. It's not very far