Museum of the Manchester Regiment – Fun for the whole family
(Currently closed for renovation)

manreg1 The museum tells the story of generations of Manchester Regiment soldiers through two hundred years of service from 1756 until 1958 and today as part of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment.
The museum tells their unique stories through the objects they left behind. There are thousands of objects on display in the museum; including uniforms, equipment and weaponry, to the souvenirs they collected and medals they won all over the world..


Open: Tue-Fri 10am-4pm and Saturday 10am-1pm
Ashton Town Hall,
Lancashire, OL6 6DL

Tel: 0161 342 2254

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Portland Basin Museum

P Portland-Basin-Bridge ortland Basin Museum is housed within the restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne.

The museum combines a lively modern interior with a peaceful canal side setting. It is an exciting family friendly museum, with something for all the family.

Enjoy our temporary exhibitions, and step back in time on our 1920s street, as the sights and sounds of bygone Tameside are brought to life. Take a look into our kitchen and parlour to find out how we used to live.

Visitors can explore the area’s industrial heritage and discover what life was like down the mines, or on the farm. Find out more about local crafts and industries and marvel at our historic machines. Younger children will love our ‘Nuts and Bolts’ educational play area, suitable for children under 5.

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