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.
Located at the junction of the Lower Peak Forest Canal, the Ashton Canal and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. There is easy access to the Tame Valley and canal towpath walks from the centre, and there are usually colourful traditional canal boats moored alongside or near to the Centre. Heritage Canal Cruises operate from here in summertime. Admission is free and there is full disabled access and free car parking adjacent to the Centre. Please check times and conditions before setting off – opening times and conditions may change. Open Summer from Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am-6.00pm, and from 12noon-6.00pm on Sundays. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays. Winter opening is from 10.00am-4.00pm weekdays and 12noon-4.00pm on Sundays.