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National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

S Pier Rd, Ellesmere Port CH65 4FW, UK


About National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

The National Waterways Museum tells stories of how waterways transform Britain.  Through the care and use of our collections, these stories enrich the lives of our present and future audiences, creating inspirational, informative, and entertaining experiences. The collection consists of over 12,000 objects – including sixty-eight historic boats and a significant archive of historical records and images which alone occupies 0.9km of space.

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Blue Planet Aquarium2.9km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

The Blue Planet Aquarium is a marine and freshwater aquarium located by the Cheshire Oaks retail and leisure complex in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England. When opened by the Queen in July 1998.  The interior houses tanks, pools, and submerged tunnels designed to take the visitor through different habitats of the marine environment. The aquarium contains many varieties of marine and freshwater fish, including more types of shark than anywhere else in Britain.

National Trust - Speke Hall, Garden and Estate5.55km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

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Chester Zoo6.77km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

Chester Zoo is one of the UK's largest zoos at 51 hectares zoo at Upton-by-Chester, in Cheshire, England. It was opened in 1931 by George Mottershead and his family. It is the most-visited wildlife attraction in Britain with more than 2 million visitors in 2019 and it has an avast collection of wildlife and it will be a new experience visiting this place.

Alyn Road8.11km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

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The Otterspool Promenade8.85km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

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Sudley House9.73km from National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

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Cheshire, a geographic and historic county and former administrative county of northwestern England. The county covers 905 square miles and has a population of around 1 million. It is mostly rural, with a number of small towns and villages supporting the agricultural and other industries which produce Cheshire cheese, salt, chemicals, and silk.