Portland Basin Museum Ashton-under-Lyne Tameside

Portland Basin Museum

Portland Basin Museum in Ashton-under-Lyne is part of the nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse and combines a lively modern interior with a peaceful canal-side location.

Their current temporary exhibition allows you to go back in time and walk around a 1920s street. You can see how people in Tameside used to live, by either visiting their kitchen and parlour and the area’s industrial heritage and into the depths of the mines. Marvel at their historic industries and crafts machines and learn more about crafts in the local areas too!

Portland Basin Museum has a ‘Nuts and Bolts’ educational play area for younger children which is suitable for children under 5, along with trails and activities for children of all ages. The museum is available for school visits and also hosts school workshops.

There’s also a museum shop with a variety of gifts local to Tameside’s history plus you can have a sit down with a cup of tea or coffee at Bridge View Cafe.

To get to Portland Basin Museum, you can catch the 216/219 from Manchester or 330 from Hyde or Stockport or 345 from Denton or a short walk from Ashton Bus Station.


Closed Monday except Bank Holidays

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Portland Basin Museum
Portland Place
Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA