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All aboard for a boat trip on the ship canal

Complete your visit to Gloucester Docks and the National Waterways Museum with a 45-minute boat trip on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. Along the way, our skipper will fill you in on the history and present use of the ship canal.

April to October Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays throughout the period and weekdays 2-18 April and 1 May to 30 August.
Departures from museum quayside, midday, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

Additional sailings may be available. Call or email the museum for details 01452 318200.

  • Adult, £4.75
  • Concession, £4
  • Child, £3.50
  • Under 5s, free
  • Family, £15 (two adults & two children)

Special Cruises

For a special Easter Tea Cruise along the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal with tea & cakes and a spot the bunny competition, click here

For a schedule of special cruises on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and the River Severn starting at Easter, click here

Group bookings for boat trips can happen any time - we just need two weeks notice. For information about private boat hire on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal or the River Severn, click here


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Queen Boudica II

Queen Boadicea II was one of the ‘little ships’ whose services were used in May 1940 when she took part in the evacuation of troops from the beaches of Dunkirk.

King Arthur.

King Arthur


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