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National Waterways Museum Gloucester

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Interesting place to visit

Gives you a chance to learn about the history of the canal and how it developed. Combine it with a... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Paul A
Lovely informative little museum

Situated on the edge of the canals, this museum is a lovely laid back collection of engineering and... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
AndyE402
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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The museum celebrates the role Gloucester Docks and the local canal network had in transporting goods to the industrial Midlands. Our new bright and engaging galleries will showcase the uniqueness of the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness...more
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Llanthony Warehouse | Gloucester Docks, Gloucester GL1 2EH, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to visit and so much to see. Great to hear the stories of people who once worked on the canals in the area . Also good to see many interesting items

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David M
Reviewed 19 December 2018

Visit started with a warm welcome from staff and a snack in the tea/coffee area. Currently set on two floors the exhibits tell the story of the Gloucester docks. this is supported with photographs, plans and drawings, models, and one time employers talking about their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Keith G
Reviewed 13 December 2018

We visited today and were entranced. It's such a well thought out space and the staff were a delight. Made us want to own a narrowband.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WhiskyStalker
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Paid a visit to this museum Have walked past it a few times without venturing in What a fool😡😡 Friendly staff, relaxed environment and listening to the workers recounting tales of their working lives fascinating Easy access round the exhibitions and finished with coffee and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 358grahamp
Reviewed 3 November 2018

I was visiting with my parents and we were overcharged as one of our Art Fund discounts didn't get deducted and we didn’t notice until later. At the time we decided not to fiddle about trying to sort out what was only a couple of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

We couldn't locate this Museum and phoned twice for the location of the nearest car park. The phone was not answered but we left a voicemail message as the answerphone promised that they would phone back. When we arrived there was no-one on reception and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Gives you a chance to learn about the history of the canal and how it developed. Combine it with a trip on the boat that takes you up and down the canal where you can listen to the history of the canal and see many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul A
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Situated on the edge of the canals, this museum is a lovely laid back collection of engineering and social history, with lots of verbal and video commentaries from those that worked and lived on the canals. Lots of hands on exhibits for kids to try...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AndyE402
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The Gloucester waterways museum of Gloucester is worth the visit. Explains the importance of the waterways to the development of Gloucester, providing employment in the area. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kojvl
Michelle K, Public Relations Manager at National Waterways Museum Gloucester, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you for your feedback and great to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 5 October 2018

Delighted! You 'must' be joking! Kept waiting and ignored for ages while a young lady simply gossipped to a fiend about something on the 'only' computer screen to grant entry, Finally we were afforded the courtesy of entry...what a TOTAL INSULT ...This museum is possibly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cornelious35
Michelle K, Public Relations Manager at National Waterways Museum Gloucester, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you for feedback and we are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time at the museum. Thank you also for your email which our head of museums is replying to.

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Lizzie C
2 August 2016|
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Response from forestofdeandweller | Reviewed this property |
No the Boat trip is separate to the Museum entry.
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RoxiB
16 June 2016|
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Response from Lizzie C |
Yes it is open again, just opened in the last few days.....
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