We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

National Waterways Museum Gloucester

After lots of renovation and hard graft we're delighted to announce that we are open again.

The museum is celebrating 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.

The renovation has been made possible thanks to over £1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and DCMS/Wolfson Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund. Read more about our facelift.

Not only is Gloucester a great day out with the family, it's packed with history and even has connections with Disney. Gloucester Docks was used in the latest Disney’s blockbuster ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ and it’s possible to cruise along the same section of water used in the film. Please visit the Boat Trips page for more information.


National Waterways Museum Gloucester

Llanthony Warehouse
The Docks

Opening times

Early 2017: Tuesday 17 January - 9 April. Open Tuesday to Sunday 11am - 3pm.

Summer: Friday 10 April - Sunday 5 November. Open daily 10am - 5pm

Winter: Tuesday 7 November - Sunday 24 December. Open Tuesday to Sunday 11am - 3pm.