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

Hands on history

Some very hands-on displays tell the stories and experiences of people living and working on the waterways.

Interactive displays at the National Waterways Museum Gloucester

Our museum’s new design takes a fresh approach to displaying objects from our designated collection, allowing you to enjoy the stunning views of the warehouse itself.

National Waterways Museum Gloucester

Our new galleries showcase the uniqueness of the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, as well as the strategic role that Gloucester Docks and the local natural and manmade canal network had in transporting goods to the industrial Midlands or to the southwest, Bristol and around the world. These waterways enabled cargoes to move in and out of the region and around the world. The warehouses, the boats and the people involved at the height of the industrial revolution and our days of empire feature strongly across our displays.

National Waterways Museum Gloucester

Some very hands-on displays tell the stories and experiences of people living and working on the waterways. While others will help you explore the building of the canal network and will give you new insights into the narrowboats and historic boats.

National Waterways Museum Gloucester

Honestly, if you think you know the waterways… think again!

Last date edited: 18 September 2017