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National Waterways Museum Gloucester

We've spent all winter renovating The National Waterways Museum in Gloucester and we're pleased to say it will reopen on Friday 29 July.

The museum will celebrate the role that Gloucester Docks and the local canal network had in transporting goods to the industrial Midlands.

The 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.

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.


National Waterways Museum Gloucester

Llanthony Warehouse
The Docks

Opening times

November 2015 - Summer 2016: closed for refurbishment

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