Visited a week ago on a quiet Sunday Morning to be greeted by helpful and informative staff. The area has been well preserved to display the role of the canals in the industrial history of Ashton Under Lyne. It is situated off the main Ashton road but it's like stepping back in time, with a small reconstructed street with very realistic models. The history is well documented whilst the displays bring to life a time now gone for all to experience life and living conditions. As the weather was so nice I decided to explore the Warf and canal outside. The canals are well signposted and from here you can walk to Manchester, Marple and Macclesfield if feeling energetic. There are lots of Canadian Geese ready to be fed but their droppings are a problem in the open area, fortunately it was dry! The area which is across the bridge around the seating area is a lot of rubbish that has been left by untidy uncaring people. A huge bin is provided near by so should not be a problem. Will visit again and take family. Good venue for a day out.