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Portland Basin Museum

Portland Pl, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA, UK

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About Portland Basin Museum

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. The Museum takes full advantage of its position, with boat trips starting from the Museum waterfront, and mooring for visiting boats. including restored wooden narrow boats.



Attractions near Portland Basin Museum

Daisy Nook Country Park2.46km from Portland Basin Museum

Daisy Nook Country Park is 40 hectares of varied landscape in the heart of the Medlock Valley. The park is a great habitat for wildlife and bird-spotting - with an abundance of creatures from great-spotted woodpeckers and owls, to foxes and squirrels.  During the Victorian period, Daisy Nook Country Park was a popular spot for families and couples to enjoy canal-side walks, boat rides and picnics by the river.

Reddish Vale Country Park5.97km from Portland Basin Museum

Reddish Vale Country park spans 161 hectares along the River Tame in the heart of Stockport. It provides a green corridor linking the town centre with Denton in Tameside, and Woodley. The Vale has recently been designated as a Local Nature Reserve and features a new butterfly park. There are walks, cycle tracks and bridleways that connect with the Goyt-Etherow, Saddleworth and Longdendale trails.

The Monastery5.99km from Portland Basin Museum

The Church and Friary of St Francis, known locally as Gorton Monastery, is a 19th-century former Franciscan friary in Gorton, Manchester, England. The Franciscans arrived in Gorton in December 1861 and built their friary between 1863 and 1867. Considered one of the UK's most stunning and awe-inspiring events venues, breaking records for industry awards.

Gallery Oldham6.48km from Portland Basin Museum

Gallery Oldham provides a wide range of exhibitions and activities targeted at different audiences of all ages. With no permanent displays and four temporary galleries to fill, Gallery Oldham has one of the busiest exhibition programs in the region. Exhibitions mix touring shows with work from the gallery's own collection of art, social history, and natural history.

Huddersfield Narrow Canal6.49km from Portland Basin Museum

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal scales the Pennines and its summit is the highest stretch of canal in Britain. It is one of those places you HAVE to paddle if you’re into dramatic scenery. Cutting through the rugged hills of the pennies, and weaving through wooded countryside and past historic mills. The canal is a ‘must’ for canal boaters and should be for paddlers too.

Etihad Stadium6.64km from Portland Basin Museum

The Etihad Stadium is the home of Manchester City Football Club. The venue can also host a number of other events including concerts.  The stadium is shaped like a bowl. It has two levels all the way around. There is a third level along with the two side stands and one of the stands behind the goal. As of the start of the 2010/2011 season, it is the third-largest stadium in the FA Premier League and the ninth-largest in the United Kingdom, with 55,097 seats.

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