The Ashton Canal Warehouse, now Portland Basin Museum in Greater Manchester, was built in 1834 and was a transfer point for cargo and goods being taken round England by canal. The museum celebrates all aspects of local life and is beautifully presented with clear information and interactive displays.
The museum has a downstairs, an upstairs and an outside area where narrow boats moor and walks can be taken a long the canal side.
This is a free attraction in East Manchester. The narrow boat trip was reasonably priced as is the lovely café downstairs. Today we visited with 6 adults and 2 young children. The museum appealed to all of us.
I have an extra for love for Portland Basin - I sometimes do freelance work there when schools visit. I love it.