The National Waterways Museum sits at the once bustling transshipment dock at the intersection between the River Mersey, the Shropshire Union Canal and the Manchester Ship Canal and celebrates all the history and incredible stories of these waterways.
Once a noisy, bustling hub the setting of the museum is now beautifully tranquil and thriving with the most magnificent wildlife.
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.
During each year, the museum hosts temporary exhibitions, holds special events for Easter, Halloween and Christmas (additional charges may apply) as well as Canal Town every Sunday during the summer when there is a different theme each Sunday.
There is much to see and is a great place for friends and families to meet up for a wonderful day out. The café and shop are open to all and there is nothing more relaxing than sitting with a drink and something to eat in the Waterside Café. There is also a waterways themed playground for the Under 12s which younger visitors enjoy immensely.
Price: Adult (16+) £9.75, Child (6-15) £6.00, Child (-5) Free, Family £25.00, Concession £8.50. Once you have purchased your ticket, this acts as an annual pass that allows you to visit as many times as you like for a year.
Friendly dogs are welcome but they must be kept on a lead at all times.
Please note the museum will be closed on Wednesday 9 November 2022 for staff training.
There is plenty of space indoors and outside so it’s a great day out for all the family irrespective of the weather