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

Access and facilities

We want to make sure everyone gets the best possible experience of our marvellous museum here in Gloucester. So here's how we're making it more accessible.

National Waterways Museum Gloucester Severn Trow inside the National Waterways Museum Gloucester

The National Waterways Museum Gloucester is housed 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 our team if you need any help.

Parking

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. We have a wide access, double fronted entrance.

We recommend you allow at least two hours to enjoy your visit. Please ask a member of our team if you need any help at any time.

Limited mobility and wheelchair users

The main museum warehouse is fully accessible for wheelchair users. No4 Dredger is accessible for wheelchair users from the dock side; sadly wheelchair users aren't unable to board at the moment. (We're working on that one.)

Queen Boadicea II's gangplank (yes, we still have those) is too narrow for most electric wheelchairs, so she's only accessible for manual wheelchairs.

Deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors

Hearing dogs are welcome. Companions and assistants get 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 get free entry to the museum when accompanying a paying visitor. Our visitor guide is also available in large print. Please ask a member of our team if you'd like a copy. 

Lift access

Despite being an original 18th Century building, Llanthony Warehouse does have lifts to all six floors. Don't worry - the lifts are thoroughly 21st Century.

Disabled toilets

You'll find our fully accessible toilet on the ground floor with other toilets on floor 3.

Last date edited: 5 April 2017