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National Waterways Museum Gloucester
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National Waterways Museum, Gloucester Docks

Housed in the old Llanthony Warehouse in the heart of what once was the bustling Gloucester Docks, the museum will take you on a whole new journey, charting the 200-year history of the docks and the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival: 25-27 May 2024

Access to the festival site and the National Waterways Museum Gloucester is only open to Tall Ships ticket holders. Buy your tickets at

The museum opening hours will change for the Festival: Saturday and Sunday - 11am-5pm and Monday - 10am-5pm. The museum will be closed on Tuesday 28 May 2024.

Things to do

The Grade II listed grain warehouse has been renovated, refreshed and rebranded thanks to over £1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and DCMS/Wolfson Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund.

With fun, interactive exhibits, a café and a museum shop, you'll discover the stories of the communities that lived and continue to thrive here. Remember, your ticket allows you to return as many times as you like in 12 months.

Wildlife spotting

An urban environment may not seem a likely place for wildlife but why not investigate wildlife habitats with a difference with our fun wildlife trail? Walk around the docks – plenty of bird life to enjoy.

Planning your visit

  • Opening times

    Open 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday.

  • Annual pass

    Entry into the museum is an annual pass. It allows you to return as many times as you like during a 12-month period. Please keep your annual pass safe, as you will need to show it at the desk each time you visit. We are unfortunately unable to admit visitors without a valid ticket.

  • Parking

    Pay and Display parking is available, on Southgate Street and Gloucester Quays. The museum is between the car parks

  • Park and ride

    Available, Monday to Saturday, from Waterwells, Quedgeley (near M5 Junction 12)

  • Toilets

    Available inside for visitors to the museum and tea room

  • Address

    National Waterways Museum Gloucester, Llanthony Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester, GL1 2EH

  • Contact info

    Phone 01452 915676 or email [email protected]

  • Dogs

    We accept all (well-behaved) dogs. We even sell vanilla dog ice cream

Day Tickets

Adult (16+)£10
Child (5-15)£6
Child (under 4)Free

Annual passes

Child (under 4)Free
We offer a discount on tickets bought online (excluding groups)Online booking will be ready to use soon.
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