NEW Year is a time for planning, and Ellesmere Port residents can make a resolution to spend more time with history.

The National Waterways Museum is issuing its annual pass, giving museum visitors 12 months entry for the price of a single visit to the museum, which is set in an historic dock complex in the town.

It is £6.50 per adult for 12 months or £22 for a family of four.

And taxpayers can donate the fee for their entry by signing a gift aid form, meaning the museum can claim back tax on the donation.

Museum general manager John Inch said: “Getting an annual pass lets local people experience and enjoy our museum again and again.

“Our annual pass is a worthwhile investment to get a whole 12 months of connection with the history of our town and visit the museum’s range of different events throughout the year.”

The museum is open every day from January 2 and highlights of the spring include February half-term and the Model Boat Fair on March 2 and 3.

Once again the Easter Boat Gathering will be joined by the Sea Shanty Festival.

And The Warriors and Washerwomen Living History Fair will return in May, while August sees a new Street Organ Festival and the return of Horses At Work – plus the sell-out Beer Festival in October.

For information about more events, call 0151 355 5017 or visit Annual passes for the museum are available from reception.