Take a 'Journey Through Britain' in the award-winning National Waterways Museum Gloucester, which tells the 200 year story of inland waterways. Housed in a newly refurbished Grade II Victorian warehouse, you can find out all about the people who lived and worked there – as well as marvel at the original Dunkirk Little Ship floating alongside the working steam dredger. Don’t miss the chance to explore the massive historic barge Sabrina 5 – transformed from a 1940s cargo carrier to a floating exhibition and education centre. There are two quaysides of historic craft to investigate and along with interactive and hands-on displays, the specialist book/gift shop and boat trips (often available throughout the year), this makes for an excellent family day out.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£5.00 per ticket|
|Concession||£4.00 per ticket|
|(5 and under)||Free|
|(6-15 years)||£3.60 per ticket|
|2 Adults + 2 Children or 1 Adult + 3 Children||£13.50 per ticket|
|Canal Cruise Adult||£6.00 per ticket|
|Canal Cruise Child||£4.25 per ticket|
|Canal Cruise Concession||£5.00 per ticket|
|Canal Cruise Family||£17.00 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
- Visit England Code of Practice 2014
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Enhanced audio facility on individual displays.
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- On-Site café/restaurant - Indoor cafe with outside patio seats up to 60. Menus can be sent in advance
- Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
- Max group size - 200
- Spanish spoken
Parking & Transport
- Parking (charge)
- Delta accepted
- Diners Club accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Min group size - 10
- Solo accepted
- Visa accepted
- Marketed towards families
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Pre-booked get discount, by discussion for parties over 200
|January to March (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)|
|Tuesday - Sunday||Open|
* Opening hours: Summer 10am-5pm, Winter 10am-4pm. See website for more details.
From the North: Get off the M5 at Junction 11, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A40 (signposted Gloucester/Cirencester). At Elmbridge Court roundabout take the 4th exit (signposted Ross). At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A38 and then at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A430 (Kingsholm Road). At the traffic lights turn left onto Black Dog Way and follow the road (past the Train Station on your left and then Asda on your left). At the next set of traffic lights continue forward (Trier Way). Continue forward at the next set of traffic lights and then stay in the right hand lane (you will see Gloucester Park on your right). At the cross roads turn right into Southgate Street. At the next set of lights turn left into Llanthony Road. Turn right into the car park. The Waterways Museum is just on your left as you drive in to the car park. From the South: Get off the M5 at Junction 12, at the roundabout take the first exit onto the B4008. At the Cross Keys Roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A38. At the next roundabout continue forward. At the traffic lights continue forward (stay in the left hand lane, signposted Ross) onto the A430, Secunda Way. Continue forward on this by pass until you come to a roundabout, stay in the right hand lane and take the 2nd exit (on to Hempstead Lane). At the traffic lights turn right onto St. Ann Way. Continue forward at the next 2 sets of lights and then turn left into Southgate Street. At the next set of lights turn left into Llanthony Road. Turn right into the car park. The Gloucester Waterways Museum is just on your left as you drive in to the car park.
Public Transport Directions
Approximately a 10/15 minute walk from Gloucester Bus and Train Station. From the Train Station, cross Bruton Way and walk in to the Bus Station. Walk through the Bus Station on to Station Road. Continue forward in to Clarence Street and turn right at the end in to Eastgate Street. At the end of Eastgate Street you will be at 'the cross' (where the four main 'gate' streets meet). Turn left into Southgate Street, walk past the Tourist Information Centre on the right and continue down Southgate Street past Kimbrose Triangle. Take the next right in to the main Docks entrance, and then the next left. Walk through the car park and the Gloucester Waterway's Museum is just in front of you.