Take a 'Journey Through Britain' in the award winning National Waterways Museum Gloucester, which tells the 200 year story of inland waterways. Two quaysides of historic craft to investigate. The specialist book/gift shop and boat trips all make for an excellent day out. There are interactive and hands-on displays for all the family. Daily boat trip are often availible throughout the year.
Awarded certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor for 2013 and 2014.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Boat Trip - Adult||£7.50 per ticket|
|Boat Trip - Child (3 and under)||Free|
|Boat Trip - Child (4-16 years)||£5.00 per ticket|
|Boat Trip - Family||£22.50 per ticket|
|Museum Entry - Adult||£8.50 per ticket|
|Museum Entry - Child (5 and under)||Free|
|Museum Entry - Child (6-15 years)||£5.00 per ticket|
|Museum Entry - Concession||£7.50 per ticket|
|Museum Entry - Family (2 adults + 3 children)||£20.00 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
- 2m distancing in place
- Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
- Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
- One way system
- Outside seating
- Socially distanced spaced seating
- Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
- Max group size - 200
- Min group size - 10
- Spanish spoken
Parking & Transport
- Parking (charge)
- Delta accepted
- Diners Club accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- 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
* Please check the attraction's website for opening times.
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. Pay and display parking is available on Southgate Street and Gloucester Quays. The museum is between the car parks.
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. Pay and display parking is available on Southgate Street and Gloucester Quays. The museum is between the car parks.
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 Orchard Square and the Gloucester Waterway's Museum is just in front of you.