Free festive fun

Follow elves around the museum and enjoy free entry to the National Waterways Museum Gloucester in December, with any purchase from the tea room or shop.

Event details

1 December 2018 to 30 December 2018

National Waterways Musuem Gloucester

Gloucester & Sharpness Canal


National Waterways Museum Gloucester

Llanthony Warehouse
Gloucester Docks

In Finland they have tonttu, the Swedes call them tomte and Norwegians love their nisse - Christmas elves come in many forms.

There's a whole team of elves hiding around the museum. Visitors can follow a trail through the galleries to spot the green-suited little characters. They could be anywhere - peeping from behind vintage engines, hiding in the sweet-smelling chocolate crumb churns or making themselves at home in a narrow boat. The challenge will be to find the elves, and claim a prize, with the chance to snap photos along the away at the museum’s designated s-elfie spots.

As a very special Christmas treat, the museum is offering free entry with a purchase from the shop or Mrs Claus’ Tea Room (where delicious hot chocolate can now be enjoyed). There is no minimum spend so it’s a great chance to explore the museum and do a spot of seasonal shopping.

Open 10am-4pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing day.

Elves around the National Waterways Museum Gloucester