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Boat Trips


In the heart of Gloucester's historic docks, a museum that tells the fascinating story of Britain's 2000 miles of waterways and helps capture life in a working docks.

Displays cover many aspects of waterways from the ingenious engineering to home life on board a narrowboat, and from the wildlife of our canals to different kinds of waterways crafts.

Gloucester Waterways Museum is housed in a handsome Grade II listed warehouse. On the museum docksides you can see and climb aboard a range of different boats including the impressive steam dredger.

There are hands-on displays and archive films to watch and you can also take a boat trip on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.  All in all, the perfect day out for all the family!

A gateway to Britain and Gloucester's waterways heritage...


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What's on

Boaters' Craft Demonstrations
Sunday 20 June 



Disco Cruise
18 June, 9 July



 Group visits             

Waterside days out packed full of interest and enjoyment.    Find out more.




For the 2010 season, the museum is being re-named Gloucester Waterways Museum.  A new logo and website will be unveiled shortly. 

Visitor information
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Opening hours

Monday to Friday
11am to 4.30pm

10.30am to 4.30pm

Click here for seasonal variations.



Adults                  £4.25
Concession           £3.75 Child (5-16)          £3.25
Under 5s               free

Click here for details of family discounts.



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