Portland Basin Museum


Portland Place
Greater Manchester

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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.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Shirley E
      Dronfield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      A good little museum in a scenic spot
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 8th August 2022
      A nice little museum with some scenic canal walks nearby. I thought this was very informative and educational. There was a school party there when I visited. It’s easy to walk around and nice to... Read full review
    • 935brens
      Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Let’s do something local
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 8th August 2022
      I’m interested in local history,therefore found it very interesting. My young Granddaughters did the Rubics Cube hunt, but also found the historical shops, school etc good fun. The meet and greet... Read full review
    • alisdairt
      Workington, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      A great little known museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 28th August 2022
      Wow. Came across this place when looking for somewhere to visit one afternoon. Free to get in, and the sort of museum I love. Located in an old warehouse on the canal side, I loved the little old... Read full review



    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors

    Attraction Facilities

    • Free Admission

    Parking & Transport

    • Parking (free)

    Provider Facilities

    • Toilets

    Dates and Opening Times

    Portland Basin Museum (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
    Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*
    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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