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Portland Basin Museum

Heritage Centre Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA, England
+44 161 343 2878
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Grand Children Trip Out

This is a great museum with a lots do see and very interesting for all ages. The reproduced old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Plenty to see and do inside and out...

Visited a week ago on a quiet Sunday Morning to be greeted by helpful and informative staff. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peakwoman
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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 something for all the family.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (26 reviews)
“local history” (23 reviews)
“hidden gem” (17 reviews)
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Heritage Centre Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA, England
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+44 161 343 2878
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"all ages"
in 26 reviews
"local history"
in 23 reviews
"hidden gem"
in 17 reviews
"narrow boat"
in 12 reviews
"interesting place"
in 9 reviews
"free parking"
in 16 reviews
"canal side"
in 7 reviews
"canal boat trip"
in 7 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 7 reviews
"rainy day"
in 13 reviews
"school room"
in 6 reviews
"two floors"
in 6 reviews
"few hours"
in 16 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 8 reviews
"victorian street"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great museum with a lots do see and very interesting for all ages. The reproduced old Street was excellent for the grand children. It is free to enter but it is worth a good donation after the visit. There is a canal...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited a week ago on a quiet Sunday Morning to be greeted by helpful and informative staff. The area has been well preserved to display the role of the canals in the industrial history of Ashton Under Lyne. It is situated off the main Ashton...More

Thank Peakwoman
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is superbly laid out, informative and fun. A great place to take children with regular and high quality learning experiences for preschool and school age.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Visited here yesterday, we didn't know what to expect, and we were pleasantly surprised. Our little grandson was a bit too young to appreciate it, but he loved going into all the shops on the old street. I would thoroughly recommend a visit if you...More

1  Thank 1978Juliet
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We have been twice and all members of the family have loved the place. Lots of interest for children of all ages. The old street as you come in is good but is getting a bit battered around the seams. We crossed over to the...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I visited Ashton Basin Museum with a group of mates. I thought it was a very interesting place about History. It is a very practical place as well. You can try out some of the displays. I would recommend it if you're interested in History.

3  Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

A great afternoon visit with my four year old grandson lots to see and do with optional art activities available for a small charge. The interactive areas were great ......loved the old street and school room. Older children were occupied with a quiz / search.......for...More

1  Thank JanetS1603
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Easter Holidays,to pass sometime on a Thursday morning,i decided on Portland Basin Museum,we've been before,but my friends hadn't. We brought out children,aged 9 & 7,thought i'd show them a look back in time,without the interweb. Starting with the 1940's,loved looking at the old kitchen &...More

Thank steven b
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

loads of interactive things to do for the kids, was great to see 'the street of yesteryear tow up/down spent a good few hours here. We liked the old school room. Will be back sooooon.

Thank PhilUpNorth
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Visited the museum with my 6 year old... lovely little place with lots of interactive bits and pieces. Enjoyed doing the quiz as we were walking around and trying on the hats. Small but nice for an hour or two. Also lovely cafe with reasonably...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?..
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Mlf143
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
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Joan M
2 June 2016|
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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
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