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Portland Basin Museum

Portland Basin Museum is temporarily closed until further notice

Museums and some other services in Tameside are being temporarily delivered differently in response to the situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
As Tameside Council takes steps to protect the community and redeploy its workforce and resources to deliver essential services, museums and galleries and some other public facings buildings will remain closed and services will instead be delivered in alternative ways. The changes will take effect from midnight Wednesday 18 March 2020.
We will be working behind the scenes to ensure our museum collections are both secure and safe for the duration of our closure.
Whilst we are closed you can still access lots of information about our collections. www.themenbehindthemedals.org.uk/ has information about soldiers who served in the Manchester Regiment. You can find information about our art collection at www.artuk.org. You can find information here on our website and you can contact us via our website with enquiries. We will also be continuing on social media - you can follow us on twitter @tmbc_culture
We want to take this opportunity at this unprecedented time to thank you for your support and loyalty to Tameside’s museums and galleries.
 
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Opening times: Tues-Sun, 10am-4pm
Closed Monday except Bank Holidays
Free Admission

 

 

 

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Welcome

Portland Basin Museum is housed within the restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne. The museum combines a lively modern interior with a peaceful canal side setting. It is an exciting family friendly museum, with something for all the family.

Enjoy our temporary exhibition, and step back in time on our 1920s street, as the sights and sounds of bygone Tameside are brought to life. Take a look into our kitchen and parlour to find out how we used to live. Visitors can explore the area's industrial heritage and discover what life was like down the mines, or on the farm. Find out more about local crafts and industries and marvel at our historic machines. Younger children will love our 'Nuts and Bolts' educational play area, suitable for children under 5.

Planning a Visit

Portland Basin Museum is situated just outside of Manchester, accessible by car, bus and train. There is a free car park with disabled parking spaces. The museum is free to enter and is fully accessible. The car park is laid with cobbles, wheelchair users may require support to transfer from the car to the museum. Please contact the museum for more information. We offer lots of activities suitable for all ages, please see our events calendar.

Let's Go...

Portland Basin Museum has always been a great place to visit, but now there are walking and cycling routes starting from the museum, showing you what great countryside and heritage there is to discover on your doorstep.

Accessibility at Portland Basin Museum

We want as many people as possible to enjoy a visit to the museum and we are always looking for new ways to improve.
 

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The Portland Basin Museum is part of the Quality Assured Visitor Attraction Scheme.

 

Culture Events

Cultural Events Booklet Winter 2019


Tameside Museums and Galleries are part of the Greater Manchester Museums Group.


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Contact Information
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Portland Basin Museum
Portland Place
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL7 0QA
Contact by Telephone
0161 343 2878
Contact by Fax
0161 343 2869

 

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