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From building a coracle to taking part in a costume drama, the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port offers a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities for students of all ages.

National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port offers you

  • an inspiring site, rich with historic buildings and wildlife
  • fine collections and fascinating displays
  • curriculum related support materials for teachers
  • café and wet-weather picnic area
  • help with risk assessments
  • loan boxes to bring learning to life in the classroom.

Our courses can be tailored to meet your requirements and we are also happy to welcome groups who have planned their own activities.

Click on the links below to find out about options for learning activities in the museum and in the classroom.  

Learning programmes

Learning tours

Learning boat trips

Loan boxes


Bookings and information

To discuss your visit and learning requirements, and to book teachers' visits, email or call our bookings team on 0151 355 5017.

Schools Booking Form 2010 (part 1)

Schools Booking Form 2010 (part 2)


Teachers' visits

We offer free teachers visits for you and a colleague to help plan your visit. A member of our bookings team will be happy to meet with you and discuss your requirements if you wish. Please contact the Museum to arrange (details above).


WOW - wild over waterways

Click here for an excellent selection of resources and activities created for children aged 7-11 years and their teachers, group leaders and families.


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