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Opening times:
Tues-Sun, 10am-4pm
Closed Monday except Bank Holidays.

Free Admission


  • Fully accessible, lift, disabled parking
  • Free parking
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Shop
  • Nuts and Bolts children's play area
  • Picnic area

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.


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

Portland Basin is at the hub of Tameside's canal network at the convergence of the Peak Forest, Huddersfield Narrow and Ashton canals. For information about Canal Boat trips departing from Portland Basin Museum, please telephone the Tameside Canal Boat Trust 07482188026 or email

Contact Information
Contact by Post

Portland Basin Museum
Portland Place
Contact by Telephone
0161 343 2878