To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies


Portland Basin Museum


Portland Place
Greater Manchester

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 370 reviews370 reviews
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel:+44 0161 343 2878

Fax: +44 0161 343 2869

Add Portland Basin Museum to your Itinerary

Portland Basin Museum

Ticket Prices

Map & Directions

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.

Road Directions

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

Follow Us


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Terrible

Recent Reviews:

  • PhilUpNorth
    Oldham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great Place to visit with the kids
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th March 2018
    loads of interactive things to do for the kids, was great to see 'the street of yesteryear tow up/down spent a good few hours here. We liked the old school room. Will be back sooooon. Read full review
  • Kelapril81
    Trip Type:
    Lovely little place to visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th March 2018
    Visited the museum with my 6 year old... lovely little place with lots of interactive bits and pieces. Enjoyed doing the quiz as we were walking around and trying on the hats. Small but nice for an... Read full review
  • Sue W
    Bolton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great place
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 8th March 2018
    Came here with my daughter and granddaughter what a great museum , especially being free It was lovely to see how people used to live and there is plenty of activities for children my granddaughter... 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 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

What's Nearby

  1. Museum of the Manchester Regiment

    The museum tells the story of the Regiment and it's soldiers through 200 years of history.

    0.61 miles away
  1. Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium

    Visit 'the dogs' for a night out with a difference. Greyhound Stadium incorporating a...

    3.71 miles away
  2. The Monastery

    Manchester’s magnificent Monastery is Edward Pugin’s architectural masterpiece.

    3.74 miles away
  3. Go Air Trampoline Park

    With 200 interconnected trampoline beds, twin dodgeball courts, bounce basketball, battle...

    3.83 miles away
  4. The HSBC UK National Cycling Centre

    Britain's first indoor Olympic cycling track, now one of the World's finest and fastest...

    3.91 miles away
  5. Old Town Hall and Parliament Square

    A stunning transformation of Oldham’s Old Town Hall into a seven screen, 789 seat Odeon...

    4.03 miles away
  6. Coliseum Theatre and Heritage & Arts Centre

    A new Oldham Coliseum Theatre is to take centre stage in Oldham’s new Cultural Quarter.

    4.05 miles away
  7. Manchester City Football Club Stadium and Club Tour

    Discover our History. Experience our Future.

    4.09 miles away
  8. Belle Vue Arena

    Situated at the heart of Gorton’s state-of-the-art Belle Vue Sports Village, the National...

    4.23 miles away
  9. Victoria Baths

    Although closed since 1993, the building retains much of it's stained glass and tiling.

    5.02 miles away
  10. Elizabeth Gaskell's House

    Visit Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to find out about Elizabeth and William’s work, explore...

    5.12 miles away
  11. Chadkirk Chapel

    Chadkirk Country Estate is around 60 acres and is comprised of low lying farm land and...

    5.33 miles away
Previous Next

Search for What's Nearby

Product Type
Within miles

Follow Manchester