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Gloucester Waterways Museum

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

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.

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Opening hours

Reopening Friday 29 July, times TBC.


Reopening Friday 29 July, prices TBC.

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01452 318200



Click here to visit Gloucester Waterways Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Gloucester Waterways Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

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

Yes, Gloucester Waterways Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, Gloucester Waterways Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Gloucester Waterways Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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