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Portland Basin Industrial
Heritage Centre


Ashton-under-Lyne,
Tameside. Telephone: 0161-308 3374.

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.

Portland Basin Industrial Heritage Centre, Ashton-under-LyneTameside - Portland Basin and the Lower Peak Forest Canal, Ashton, TamesidePortland Basin Museum, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside

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.

Major
redevelopment took place in 1997.


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