Portland Basin Museum

Portland Basin Museum
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Portland Basin is an award winning museum housed in a reconstruction of the historic 1834 Ashton canal warehouse.
Discover the life and work experiences of the people of Tameside. Explore a typical Tameside street of 1928 with its shops, houses, school, chapel and doctor's surgery - all brought to life with the latest audio-visual techniques.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Opening times: Tues-Sun, 10am-4pm
Closed Monday except Bank Holidays.

Admission charges

Free admission

Collection details

Archaeology, Costume and Textiles, Inland Waterways, Land Transport, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Religion, Science and Technology, Social History, Sport, Toys and Hobbies

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Rowan Bear

If You Go Down to the Woods Today

  • 15 July 2017 — 28 April 2018 *on now

If you go down to Portland Basin Museum, you’re in for a big surprise. The museum has been taken over by teddy bears! Big and small, old and new, each bear has a special story to tell.

‘Ted’ has just turned 60, having been bought for his owner from Mr Lowry’s on Wharf Street, Dukinfield. ‘Biggles’ was bought for his owner when he gained his pilot’s licence at the age of 70. And the most daredevil of all the bears, ‘Teddy’, recently did his first parachute jump! The bears have been loaned to the museum by people across Tameside.

As well as starring in the exhibition, some of the bears enjoyed a picnic at Stamford Park. Their adventures were captured by photographer Alison Hempstock and can be seen on display at the museum.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Portland Basin Museum
Heritage Wharf
Portland Place
Ashton-under-Lyne
Lancashire
OL7 0QA
England

Website

www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/portlandbasin.htm

E-mail

portland.basin@mail.tameside.gov.uk

Telephone

0161 343 2878

Fax

0161 343 2869

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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