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Portland Basin Museum

Portland Place
Tel: 0161 343 2878
Fax: 0161 343 2869

Museum Opening Hours:

Mon – Closed
Tue - 10.00am-4.00pm 
Wed -10.00am-4.00pm 
Thu - 10.00am-4.00pm 
Fri –   10.00am-4.00pm 
Sat –  10.00am-4.00pm 
Sun – 10.00am-4.00pm

Closed Mondays except bank holidays

How to find us:

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.

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The Museum is fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs



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.

For information on our Galleries, Exhibitions and Events programme visit: 

Tameside Museums