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Families at the National Waterways Museum

A visit to the National Waterways Museum can be child's play

Welcome to the National Waterways Museum. We are pleased you have chosen to spend some time at one of our three waterways locations. Whether this is your first visit with children or you have been before, we hope you enjoy your time at the museum.

Here you can read about visiting the National Waterways Museum as a family, view all family events at each location and find out how to make your visit easier.

The National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port and Stoke Bruerne have both been accredited as a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction by VisitBritain. This means the museum has been formally recognised for the excellent customer service and visitor experience on offer. While the National Waterways Museum Gloucester Docks won a Family Friendly museum award from the Guardian.

Read on to find out how to make your visit as easy as possible. How to make your visit easier

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Family events
Hands on art fun, heavy horses parades and canal festivals – there are so many events and activities to keep even the most inquisitive of minds busy at the National Waterways Museum.

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