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Portland Basin Museum


Portland Place
Greater Manchester

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 311 reviews311 reviews
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Tel:+44 0161 343 2878

Fax: +44 0161 343 2869

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Portland Basin Museum

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From: M67, J3, 1 miles (1.6 km) Directions: Follow signs for Ashton Under Lyne town centre.

Public Transport Directions

From: 330 from Ashton Bus Station Directions: Take the 330 bus to Asda, walk along the canal towpath, cross the metal bridge and the museum is now visible on the left.

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Recent Reviews:

  • Seercharlotte
    Lovely place
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 29th March 2017
    Lovely place to visit, great for children also. There's lots to look at and its fairly interactive for children. You can take a boat trip and have something to eat and drink at the cafe on site. Read full review
  • Glossopdaytripper
    Glossop, United Kingdom
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    A local gem drowning in rubbish - shame
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 15th March 2017
    The museum and immediate basin area are very pleasant and the people at the museum are really helpful and friendly. Badly badly let down by the area - as soon as you are a couple of hundred metres... Read full review
  • Shabba81
    Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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    Great museum for all ages
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th March 2017
    The museum has loads of local history of Ashton and the wider area. Fantastic settings including old schools, doctors, mining and clog making. Also changing "special" exhibits which cover local... Read full review


Attraction Facilities

  • Free Admission


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Opening Times

Portland Basin Museum (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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