The National Waterways Museum is located on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal and River Mersey in Ellesmere Port.
Regularly, cargo ships pass by the museum delivering goods to the UK and provide great photo opportunities.
The seven-acre site takes visitors back in time with Victorian buildings, docks, locks among many Grade II listed buildings.
Historic canal buildings at the museum line the Shropshire Union Canal which has double locks that take the boats through its centre. Several old barges and canal boats stand dormant for visitors to admire, including a concrete boat.
There is a large collection of canal boats that visitors can explore along with working engines in the Power Hall exhibit.
In the old days, the canal boats were pulled by horse along the canal. On specific days one of the boats is towed along the canal by a horse.