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Museum moorings

Information for boaters

Arriving National Waterways Museum is at the Shropshire Union Canal terminus. When you arrive there are British Waterways' visitor moorings in the upper basin, near the Museum entrance. To stay overnight, please contact Museum reception which is open 10am to 5pm daily.

Moorings Visiting boats are usually directed to the lower basin, through two sets of Whitby Locks that are in the museum complex.

Charges Visiting boaters are charged normal museum admission. This gives up to seven days moorings and lets you visit the museum and displays throughout.

2010 admission

Adults                         £6.00
Concessions                £5.00
Children                      £4.00

Dogs are welcome, but they must be kept on a lead during museum opening hours and are not allowed in the Museum's galleries and cafe.

Facilities The Museum offers secure moorings with fresh water and refuse facilities. Boaters can use the shop, cafe and toilets.

The Museum does not have diesel or pump out facilities. If you think you'll need them we recommend you use the card or coin operated facility near Thompsons boat yard in Chester or stop at Chas Harden's Boat Yard in Beeston.

For further details 0151 355 5017.


Good things to do nearby

Where to start! This has to be one of the most interesting locations to moor at in the UK. A stunning setting combining the historic Ellesmere Port canal docks with a vibrant museum and a great location beside the Manchester Ship Canal and the Mersey. Plus oodles to do in neighbouring Ellesmere Port, Chester, Liverpool, Manchester and the Wirral - all easily accessible by bus or train. 

Enjoy a boat journey with a difference with the wonderful Mersey Ferries, now running cruises on the Manchester Ship Canal as well as Ferries across the Mersey!

Visit the brilliant website for more ideas for great days out and things to do in Cheshire and Merseyside.

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