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One of the exhibits at Portland Basin Museum in Ashton-under-Lyne
One of the exhibits at Portland Basin Museum in Ashton-under-Lyne
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Ashton-under-Lyne

Portland Basin Museum

Historic Buildings & Sites

Step inside the restored nineteenth-century Ashton Canal Warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne and you’ll find the Portland Basin Museum. With exciting, accessible exhibitions, it’s a great place to learn about the people, history and places that have shaped Tameside’s past.

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a bygone era on the 1920s street. Explore the area’s industrial heritage and discover what life was like down the mines or on the farm.

For younger children, there’s a fantastic educational play area, suitable for under-fives.

Entry to the Portland Basin Museum is free and the site is fully accessible. You can get there by bus, train or car, and parking is free to visitors.

Portland Basin Museum, Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK
Tel: 0161 342 5480 www.tameside.gov.uk/portlandbasin
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