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We decided as a last minute thing to try this place as a few people reccomended it ... it brought... read more

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26callyr
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Excellent

An extremely interesting museum. Something for all age groups. A lot of thought has gone in to the... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
RedJezandLyn
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Stockport, 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...more
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Heritage Centre Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided as a last minute thing to try this place as a few people reccomended it ... it brought back memories from which i had learnt at school plus myself and husband also learnt new things whilst there but this little hidden gem was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

An extremely interesting museum. Something for all age groups. A lot of thought has gone in to the layout and displays. The information boards are very good and the exhibits are superb. The staff are very helpful and friendly and there is an excellent café....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Can't speak highly enough about our visit today . There was so much going on , Carol singers , brass band , balloon modelling , Christmas craft making , story telling . The visit to Santa was the best experience ever , he was so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank feast58
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

We've been meaning to visit ever since the museum opened, it's a pity we waited so long. Although small the exhibits are excellent both in content and way things are displayed. The exhibits relating to local manufacturing, Jones sewing machines, Robertson's jam etc are particularly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Great little find, free entry and parking. Exhibition that changes, sweet cafe with good prices and very nice food. Well worth a trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sherridon W
Reviewed 12 November 2018

we had a great time lots of different interesting exhibits , like a walk back in time, good access for special needs and a lovely cafe with lots of affordable treats yum

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Sweet place where many olden days scenes are brought to life. Interesting for little kids and some coll photo ops.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank TerenceG143
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This is a lovely place to spend a couple of hours with the kids. Good not only for adults but a cool place for kids too.Educational. Nice pleasant walk by the canal too on a nice day. Cafe and little who are ok

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve P
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Right on the canal where I spend many hours with pals in the 60s, the museum is very interestimg with reproductions of rooms, shops etc from times gone by. Good selection of local interest books in the shop too. Have a walk along the canal...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Great experience not only for kids but also for the adults. There is a lot to see and a lot to learn.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Hayley P
9 May 2018|
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Response from stevenb108 | 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
2 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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