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

Access and facilities

We're committed to giving the best possible experience to all of our visitors.

The National Waterways Museum Gloucester is situated in an old warehouse with uneven and worn flooring. The quayside is a working area and may be slippery in wet or icy weather. Please ask a member of staff if you need any assistance.

There are pay and display car parks close to the Museum with blue badge parking spaces. It is a very short walk on a paved surface to the museum. The Museum has a double fronted entrance to allow wide access.

We recommend you allow at least two hours to enjoy your visit. Please ask staff if you need any assistance.

Visitors with limited mobility and wheelchair users

The Gloucester Waterways Museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users. The Northwich narrowboat and No4 Dredger are accessible for wheelchair users from the dock side; however wheelchair users are currently unable to board.

As the gangplank on the Queen Boadicea II is too narrow for most electric wheelchairs, the boat is only accessible for manual wheelchairs.

Deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors

Assistance dogs are welcome. Companions and assistants are given free entry to the museum when accompanying a paying visitor.

Blind and partially-sighted visitors

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome. We also recommend a sighted assistant join you when you visit. Companions and assistants are given free entry to the museum when accompanying a paying visitor. Our visitor guide is also available in large print. Please ask a member of staff if you require this service. 

Lift access

Lifts are available in the museum.

Disabled toilets

The Museum toilets are located on the ground floor and on floor 3. Fully accessible toilet on the ground floor.

 

Last date edited: 26 July 2016