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Portland Basin Museum


Portland Place
Greater Manchester

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 303 reviews303 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:

  • bobarrandale
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Good local museum
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 24th February 2017
    This is a good local history museum, with some interesting exhibits. Great place to go for a last minute visit when the kids are bored and you haven't got time or money to go anywhere else. Beware... Read full review
  • Claire3382
    Manchester, United Kingdom
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    A hidden gem
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 20th January 2017
    This place was perfect for my 2 ½ year old to explore - what a hidden gem. Well laid out, lots of space, lots of exhibits to interest everybody. Seemed to accurately reflect the local area's history... Read full review
  • Margaret H
    Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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    great for kids young and old
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 18th January 2017
    I take my dad who is in his 80s and my young grandchildren and they all enjoy going lovely in the summer as you can have a walk up the canal. and its all free.. 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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