Gloucester Waterways Museum

Gloucester Waterways Museum
Llanthony Warehouse
Gloucester Docks
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL1 2EH
England

Website

www.gloucesterwaterwaysmuseum.org.uk

E-mail

gloucester@thewaterwaystrust.org.uk

Telephone

01452 318200

01452 318201

Fax

01452 318202

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The award-winning Gloucester Waterways Museum (part of The Waterways Trust) is housed in a splendid Victorian warehouse at the historic Gloucester Docks. Located within the beautiful English county of Gloucestershire, the museum charts the fascinating story of Britain's canals through a special Designated Collection of national importance.

We concentrate on providing interactive and hands on displays covering a whole range of waterways related topics. Take the challenge of the "replica lock chamber", complete with running water, get on board one of our historic boats, enjoy our exhibits. Imagine what it was like to live and work on the waterways. Our historic boat collection includes narrowboats, river barges, canal and river tugs, as well as a steam powered dredger.

River and canal cruises run every day from April to end of December.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site, Ship or maritime heritage site, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Summer Daily 10.30-17.00
Winter Daily 11.00-16.00 (10.30 -16.00 at weekends)
Closed Christmas day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day

Admission charges

Adults £4.75
Senior citizens and concessions £3.75
Children (4 - 16) £3.25
Family (2 adults + 2 children, £12.50, 1 adult + 2 children £9)
Under 4s free

The entire collection of the National Waterways Museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.

The collections include objects painted by boatmen, costumes worn by boating families, and waterways souvenirs, along with photographic and archive material. The British Waterways Archive is included within this award for Designation.

Collection details

Maritime, Land Transport, Decorative and Applied Art, Archives, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
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