Portland Basin Ashton-Under-Lyne
Portland Basin is a free family friendly musuem where you can explore a 1920’s street and learn about the area’s industrial heritage.
Portland Basin in Ashton Under Lyne is located on Ashton canal and makes a great day out for all the family.
Children Facilities at Portland Basin
Nuts and Bolts Kids Area at Portland Basin Museum
Porland Basin has a great children’s area ‘Nuts and Bolts’ offering dress up, educational play and role play for under 5’s.
School Holidays at Portland Basin Musuem
They also offer trails and Make Do and Play craft sessions during the school holidays.
Little Hands Toddler Group at Portland Basin
Portland Basin run a weekly Little Hands group for under 5’s offering fun crafts and story telling for pre-schoolers. The toddler group runs term time only on Thursdays see here for more information.
Food and Cafe at Portland Basin Museum
Bridge View Cafe is located on the lower floor of Portland Basin. The cafe has large seating areas and offering a range of hot and cold food including New Forest ice-cream.
Portland Basin also offers picnic areas so you can bring your own food.
Address and Location of Portland Basin
Portland Basin is located Portland Palace, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 0QA.
Parking at Portland Basin Museum
The museum offers a large free carpark , however this can get full at busy times.
Public Transport to Portland Musuem
From Manchester you can get the 216 bus to Chester Square which is just a 8 minute walk to Portland Basin Museum. The Museum is also just a 15 minute walk from Ashton-Under-Lyne Bus station which is serviced by buses from across Tameside and Oldham.