We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Waterways Museum Gloucester

Llanthony Warehouse | Gloucester Docks, Gloucester GL1 2EH, England
+44 1452 318200
Review Highlights
Shouldn't be called 'National' museum

I am usually very supportive of Britain's museums, but this one is a rip off. I took the family out... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paul A
Limited Interest exhibits

We visited this museum on a rainy windy afternoon, and were offered a two for one ticket deal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Read all 307 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Following our recent refit we're delighted to announce that we are open again. 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 Canal. Daily Canal Cruises available. Queen Boadicea II will take you on a 45 minute trip along the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal with live commentary. Trips run every weekend and every day during the school holidays.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Llanthony Warehouse | Gloucester Docks, Gloucester GL1 2EH, England
+44 1452 318200
Write a Review
Reviews (307)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 307 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I am usually very supportive of Britain's museums, but this one is a rip off. I took the family out for the day, looking forward to visiting one of the few 'national museums' I hadn't yet visited, and we travelled down from Shropshire. £8.50 per...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum on a rainy windy afternoon, and were offered a two for one ticket deal, which seemed to reflect the limited interest in the museum as there were hardly anybody else there at the time.It is laid out on two floors which...More

1  Thank Alex1916
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the museum although it was quite small.They do however run some great boat trips up the canal with an amusing commentary.

Thank snellbydate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits were very sparse and mostly unlabelled so you didn't really know what you were looking at. It had loads of empty space which could have been filled with something relevant to the waterways. There were two annoying videos with men talking about their...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

but generally not an awful lot to see - would have been disappointed had I had to pay the entrance fee. Only didn; as entrance was included with the ' tall ships' festival.

Thank traylor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was excellent. Interesting exhibits, informative and well presented Would go again and plan to spend more time there. Good for children too.

Thank Siouxie_999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much to see, exhibit's and models are named but not much historical or use information. very small corner for kids. Gift shop and café can be accessed without going into museum (most interesting part). wouldn't visit again.

Thank andy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When i visited a few years ago it had more to do with narrow boats and the canal people. Now, even though its less congested, it seems to have lost most of its charm... and exhibits. Because we were down for the Tall Ships Festival...More

Thank TonyRTurner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is only a small museum but told the history and story of Gloucester in a very informative way. It was great to hear the stories of locals who had worked on the canal/river system and to be able to get an inside view of...More

Thank 58travellers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Museum meanders over several floors and along the docks. It was not as extensive as I was expecting but I did like the personal aspect of the stories.

Thank Liz C
Nearby Restaurants
The Barge Restaurant
234 reviews
.06 miles away
The Tall Ships pub
252 reviews
.12 miles away
228 reviews
.03 miles away
Greek On The Docks
324 reviews
.11 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Gloucester Docks
1,433 reviews
.07 miles away
Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum
186 reviews
.19 miles away
Gloucester Quays
516 reviews
.22 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lizzie C
Does the ticket to go on the canal trip also give you access to the museum?
2 August 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from forestofdeandweller | Reviewed this property |
No the Boat trip is separate to the Museum entry.
When does it reopen please? I'd read it's 29 July - is that correct? thanks!
16 June 2016|
Response from Lizzie C |
Yes it is open again, just opened in the last few days.....