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Opening times 2010

April to June and September & October
Monday to Friday, 11am to 4.30pm

Weekends, 10.30am to 4.30pm

July and August
Open daily, 10.30am to 5pm

November to March
Open daily, 11am to 4pm

Closed Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

How to find us

Gloucester Waterways Museum
Llanthony Warehouse
The Docks

By Car
Gloucester Waterways Museum is located in Gloucester's ‘Historic Docks’.

From M5 junctions 11a or 12, the A38, A40 or A417 follow the brown signs to Historic Gloucester Docks.

The entrance to the Museum car park is from the east end of Llanthony Road.

Click here for a map

Car parking
Pay and display car parking is available outside the Museum and elsewhere around the Docks. Parking spaces for blue badge holders are provided outside the museum.

Park & Ride
Park and ride services are available Monday to Saturday from Waterwells, Quedgeley (near M5 junction 12) and the Old Cattle Market, St Oswalds Road. Both routes pass the entrance to the Docks.

By rail & bus
We are 15-20 minute walk via Clarence Street, Eastgate Street and Southgate Street from Gloucester railway and bus stations, which are situated across the road from each other on Bruton Way.

There is a pedestrian entrance to the docks near the corner of Southgate Street and Commercial Road. Taxi ranks are situated both at the railway station and near the bus station.


  • Adults - £4.25
  • Senior Citizens and concessions - £3.75
  • Children - £3.25
  • Under 5's - Free
  • Family (two adults & two children) - £12.50
  • Family (one adult and two children) - £9

Group bookings - click here for details.

There is wheelchair access to all galleries and displays. Some of the pathways outside are cobbled and uneven. We apologise that there is no wheelchair access to floating exhibits.

  • Accessible parking with level approach to museum, reception and shop
  • Lift access to main exhibitions
  • Accessible toilets
  • We regret that with the exception of guide dogs and hearing dogs, dogs are not allowed on site.

National Waterways Museum, Gloucester Docks.

Narrow boats from the historic boat collection.

Demonstrating traditional canal crafts.

Swans by a bridge at the docks.




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