Family fun things to do at the museum

We offer a host activities at the museum, and with your annual pass you can enjoy most of them for free.

Queen Boadicea II moored up outside the National Waterways Museum Gloucester

Seasonal trails and popular family wildlife trail

Wildlife is an ever present feature of the canals, whether it’s the birds and butterflies we see today or the mice and rats that called the grain warehouses home. Follow our family trail around the museum and meet some of the animals you might see out on the canal.

Storytelling tales along the riverside

Boats moored in Gloucester on River Severn

Storytelling will return during the October half term holiday. Please keep an eye on this page for more details.

Craft activities

National Waterways Museum

Spooky crafts will be back during the October half term holiday. Please

Boat trips

Passengers on Queen Bodicea II

Daily until 4 November at 12.00pm and 1.30pm.

Trip prices  
2 Adults, 2 Children £18.00 
Adult £6.50
Child (4-16) £4.50
3 and under Free

Did you know that our tour boat, Queen Boadicea II, was one of the 'Little Ships’ of Dunkirk and in May 1940 helped evacuate troops from the beaches of Dunkirk.

Last date edited: 20 September 2018