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National Waterways Museum Gloucester

Llanthony Warehouse | Gloucester Docks, Gloucester GL1 2EH, England
+44 1452 318200
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Amazing value boat trip

We really only had time to glance at the museum as we were on our way to board 'Bodecea' the boat... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2015
Big family outing.

Informative on several levels great for kids teens and adulds mixed group as There are hands on... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2015
Ada C
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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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.
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Llanthony Warehouse | Gloucester Docks, Gloucester GL1 2EH, England
+44 1452 318200
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

We really only had time to glance at the museum as we were on our way to board 'Bodecea' the boat that serves trips up and down the canal. The gloucester estuary canalside is a mixture of very old and new and the Captain of...More

Thank ospreychick
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Informative on several levels great for kids teens and adulds mixed group as There are hands on experiments for kids and teens. Detailed written info and pictures about canal life for adults, and basic fun like colouing and lego for kids. Mostly undercover. Take the...More

Thank Ada C
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Waterways Museum, a place to take the children to during the school holidays, plenty of interaction things for them to do and history learnt at the same time. My nephew really enjoyed his day here.

Thank Sparkie154
Reviewed 13 July 2015

A very interesting and informative exhibition over 3 levels looking at the history of canals and waterways in and around Gloucestershire and the West Midlands. Allow yourself 2 -3 hours, there is lots to see and read. Only £5 entrance fee to the museum. I...More

Thank cycleclive
Reviewed 10 July 2015

This is a remarkable museum. We have been to a number of similar places re canals but this one is the best and loads for children to interact with.

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 9 July 2015

My wife and I visited the Waterways Museum and while we were there we noticed a canal boat trip was advertised so we booked the 1200 trip we were advised by a very helpful man at the booking desk to be ready to board at...More

1  Thank Terence C
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Though it hasn't changed since I was a kid, its timeless. It has nice models, interesting info and friendly staff. There's interactive things for kids, to learn about how canals work. You can go on canal boat trips during certain times of the year and...More

Thank Ellenn91
Reviewed 13 June 2015

As this is billed as the National Waterways Museum, we were perhaps expecting more than was actually offered. The exhibits on display were very interesting, but unfortunately the whole place was very poorly lit which prevented us from being able to read descriptions and and...More

Thank joolia
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Was in the area so decided to pop in. My 5yr old loved it. Lots of interactive activities to do so kids can learn and play at the same time.

Thank Pepperoni_10
Reviewed 2 June 2015

A great insight into how the waterways in the area have developed over the years, some amazing displays and a lovely boat trip on a nice sunny day.

Thank Linda S
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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.
16 June 2016|
Response from Lizzie C |
Yes it is open again, just opened in the last few days.....