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Portland Basin Museum


Portland Place
Greater Manchester

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Tel:+44 0161 343 2878

Fax: +44 0161 343 2869

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Portland Basin Museum

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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:

  • DigitalOrange
    Manchester, United Kingdom
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    Wasn't expecting much, was pleasantly surprised
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 20th May 2017
    Myself and my partner live just around the corner from the museum and decided to pop in one day while we had a walk down the canals. We were pleasantly surprised at how good it was. It's a short... Read full review
  • GillCallaghan83
    Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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    Nice little museum
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th May 2017
    Lovely little museum, our two sons aged 3&4 enjoyed looking in all the sections that portray scenes from the past. Would certainly go again if in the area. Only gripe was that the cafe refuses to do... Read full review
  • Sue M
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A trip back in time
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 8th May 2017
    A family friendly, well thought out museum with lots of hands on activities for young and not so young. A great record of local history with a special emphasis on transportation, with the canal... 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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