The Island Warehouse was built in 1871 to store grain. Today you can cross the floating pontoon bridge to enter How to build a boat, a new gallery through which you can explore the history and development of boat building using touch screen computers and other interactive displays.
On the upper floor, you can discover more about the social history of canals through Life on the Cut, a new exhibition which charts what life was like as a canal, boat or dock worker.
And there is a special area dedicated to the history of the Manchester Ship Canal. The canal is still used for industry and leisure today, and if you look out the window you may even see a ship travelling along the canal out to sea.
The upper floor also houses a soft-play area where the younger members of your party can have a go at building a boat.