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Nuts and Bolts play area at Portland Basin Museum


Groups Visits and Guided Tours

Group visits are welcome. Please telephone 0161 343 2878 to book your group visit. Similarly if your group would like a guided tour of the museum please telephone 0161 343 2878 and ask to speak to the Curator.


Bus The museum is a 15-20 minute walk from Ashton-under-Lyne bus station and the centre of Ashton. For more information on bus times please click here .

Train The museum is a 15-20 minute walk from Ashton-under-Lyne Train Station and the centre of Ashton. For more information on train times please click here .

Car Portland Basin Museum is located in Ashton-under-Lyne, just off Junction 23 of the M60. From Junction 23, take the A635 into Ashton-under-Lyne following signs for the Town Centre. Pass the police station and continue through the traffic lights, take the right onto Bentinck Street, take the right onto Hill Street then take the left onto Portland Street South, the museum car park will be on your right.


Canal Boat Trips

For Boat Trip information please contact Tameside Canal Boat Trust on 07482188026 or for anything else, email Mark Nield.  For up to date information about Tameside Canal Boat Trust please  Or follow them on  Facebook and Twitter
Boat trips are also available aboard ‘Community Spirit 2’ which is run by East Manchester Community Boat Project. For enquiries and to make a booking, please telephone 07503 145146 or email

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0161 342 5480
Portland Basin Museum
Portland Place
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