National Waterways Museum Gloucester

The National Waterways Museum Gloucester
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At the National Waterways Museum Gloucester we bring Britain's canal history back to life. Come and explore the exhibitions in the historic dock complex and experience life aboard our collection of canal and river craft. We tell the story of Gloucester's historic contribution to England's waterways success.

Venue Type:

Museum, Ship or maritime heritage site

Opening hours

Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Admission charges

Adult (16 & over) £8.50. Child (6-15) £5.00. Child (5 and under) Free. Family £20.00. Concession £7.50. Your ticket allows you to return as often as you like for one year and includes entry into our sister museum in Ellesmere Port.

Additional info

We have a lift to get to the next floor, a stair lift on our Sabrina barge.
We have space in the galleries for easy wheel chair access.

The entire collection of this museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.

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

The collection includes over 5,000 objects ranging from large boats to canal company buttons. They all help us to tell the story of canals and the people who worked on them. Many of the objects are on display at the museum whilst the rest are kept in store in our reserve collection.

Collection details

Science and Technology, Maritime, Land Transport, Inland Waterways, Decorative and Applied Art, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection

National Waterways Museum Gloucester
Llanthony warehouse
Gloucester shire







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