Fun things for families this October half term holiday

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

Canal and River Trust pumpkin carved in the museum Canal and River Trust pumpkin carved in the museum

Over the half term holiday there's lots of things to do during your visit to the museum. Together with the family exhibits you can get a taste of life on the water with our 45-minute boat trip on Queen Boadicea II down the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.

From 26 to 31 October come and take part in our Pumpkin Trail and learn some interesting facts about the Gloucester Docks along the way, like how they used to deal with all the many rats in the grain warehouses!

There will be different activities on each day from 11am-3pm, including pumpkin carving, spiderweb stitching, costume and puppet making and face painting.

Ask at the front desk on arrival or check on Facebook or Instagram @nwmuseumgloucester. 

Spooky Halloween canal scene


All activities are free with your admission ticket which allows you to come back as many times as you want for 12 months.  

Adult (age 16 +)


Child (6-15)


Child (5 and under)









Last date edited: 27 September 2019