Gloucester Waterways Museum | Day Out With The Kids

Gloucester Waterways Museum

Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: 0-12

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Gloucester Waterways Museum brings to life the fascinating story of 2,000 miles of waterways and Britain's most inland port. Kids of all ages will enjoy getting their hands wet and discovering for themselves how canals work. You can navigate a lock, race boats to test out different designs and try your hand at boat building and traditional decoration on one of our computer displays.

Visitors can climb aboard heritage boats in the Waterside Gallery, delve into the fascinating world of Gloucester's Victorian docks and meet the people and wildlife of the wonderful waterways.

An exciting selection of events and workshops runs throughout the year, such as Boater's Craft Demonstrations, and Roses and Castles Painting where visitors can try their hand at traditional canal painting.

Complement your visit with a boat trip along the Gloucester and Sharpness canal. Along the way the skipper will fill you in on the history and present use of the ship canal.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Llanthony Warehouse, Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2EH, England


Click here to visit Gloucester Waterways Museum's website
01452 318200

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Reopening Friday 29 July, times TBC.


Reopening Friday 29 July, prices TBC.

More Information

Gift shop

A treasure trove that changes regularly with the seasons. From pocket money treats and old fashioned sweets to painted canal ware and original prints. Plus an excellent selection of canal books, guides and maps.

Eating information

Refreshment can be found in Coots, the adjoining cafe bar. Offers a good range of refreshments and outdoor seating on sunny days.