Portland Basin Museum: The Greater Manchester attraction where you can step back in time and visit a realistic 1920s street

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We take a look inside Tameside’s museum with a realistic 1920s street inside!

A Greater Manchester museum has a realistic 1920s street hidden behind its blue entrance. Portland Basin Museum in Tameside is an exciting family-friendly museum focusing on the area's industrial heritage.

Built in the restored nineteenth-century Ashton Canal Warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne, the museum houses an entire street where the sights and sounds of 1920s Tameside are brought to life.

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Step into the museum and you will be transported back 100 years. Explore what a typical Greater Manchester house would have looked like, sit down for class at school, or take a trip into the site's fish and chip shop and browse the menu.

Portland Basin Museum allows you to immerse yourself in history, so take a peak behind the blue door to get a glimpse of the past.

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