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

The exhibitions

The museum’s exhibitions are currently receiving a facelift and will reopen on Friday 29 July.

In the newly refurbished museum you will find our stories of the River Severn, Gloucester Docks and the canals connected to them. We focus on the stories of their natural history and people who worked on them.

Ground floor

The Severn has always been at the heart of life in and around Gloucester. The ground floor gallery will help you to explore stories about the river, the docks and the types of boats built and used here.

First floor

Discover the canals that were built and designed by skilful engineers and gangs of workers. In turn the canals shaped the lives of those who travelled on them, repaired them and used them. The gallery will help you to explore their strength, commitment and resilience and the part the canals played in our national history.

There’s nowhere quite like The National Waterways Museum at Gloucester for getting up close to our rich industrial history.

Last date edited: 26 July 2016