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Open daily throughout the year, 11am to 4pm
July and August, 10.30am to 5pm

Closed Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

Adults £4.25
Senior citizens and concessions £3.75
Children (5 - 16) £3.25
Family (2 adults + 2 children, £12.50, 1 adult + 2 children £9)
Under 5s free

Coots Café Bar is just next to the museum and offers a good range of refreshments and out-door seating for sunny days. The museum has an in-door picnic area near the entrance.
Museum shop

A treasure trove that changes regularly with the seasons. From pocket money treats and old fashioned sweets to painted canal ware and original prints. Plus an excellent selection of canal books, guides and maps.
Location, travel and parking

Gloucester Waterways Museum, Llanthony Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester, GL1 2EH
(Formerly the National Waterways Museum)

By car
Gloucester Waterways Museum is located in Gloucester's historic docks. From M5 junctions 11a or 12, the A38, A40 or A417, follow the brown signs to Historic Gloucester Docks. The entrance to the Museum car park is from the east end of Llanthony Road.

Click here for a map of Gloucester town

Car parking
Pay and display parking outside the museum and elsewhere in the docks.
Parking for blue badge holders outside the museum.

Park and ride
Park and ride services are available, Monday to Saturday, from Waterwells, Quedgeley (near M5 junction 12) and the Old Cattle Market, St Oswalds Road. Both routes pass the entrance to the Docks.

By rail and bus
Gloucester railway and bus stations are across the road from each other on Bruton Way. The museum is a 15 - 20 minute walk via Clarence Street, Eastgate Street and Southgate Street. There is a taxi rank at the train station and near the bus station.

On foot
Pedestrian access to the docks is near the corner of Southgate Street and Commercial Road.

There is wheelchair access to all galleries and displays. Some of the pathways outside are cobbled and uneven. We apologise that there is no wheelchair access to floating exhibits.

  • accessible parking
  • level access to museum, reception and shop
  • lift access to upper floors
  • accessible toilets

We regret that with the exception of guide dogs and hearing dogs, dogs are not allowed on site.

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