Set at the confluence of 3 canals, the Portland Basin Industrial Heritage Centre tells the social and economic history of the people of Tameside, with permanent, visiting and changing exhibitions. Set exhibits cover everything from cotton spinning to Fish and Chips!, including a fully restored water wheel.
Permanently moored in the basin are several old narrowboats of some history, many under gradual reconstruction and restoration, by the Wooden Canal Boat Society, which is based at the Museum.
10.00am till 5.00pm
Closed on Mondays
Entrance is free
Video of Canal Boat at Portland basin
Address: Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 0QA
Phone: 0161 308 3374
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